- Mercier, G. W.
- Call number
- *T-Vim 2006-017
- Physical description
- .25 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- Production designs for Fool's Fire, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
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Design drawings by G. W. Mercier in black and white watercolor for the film Fool's Fire, adapted and directed by Julie Taymor from the Edgar Allan Poe story, Hop-Frog. Taymor's first film, Fool's Fire, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, won best drama award at the Tokyo International Electronic Cinema Festival and was broadcast in March 1992 on the PBS television series, American Playhouse. Taymor designed the puppets, masks and costumes for the production which used live actors behind the masks with the exception of the two dwarfs who were unmasked. Also contains a color photo of Mercier, the production designer for Fool's Fire, with a set.
G.W. Mercier: costume, set and production designer.
Julie Taymor: theater, film and opera director, set and costume designer, mask and puppet creator.
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498