Wolfgang Roth designs and papers 1928-1987


Wolfgang Roth designs and papers 1928-1987

Wolfgang Roth (1910-1988) was a set designer, costume designer, and artist. Roth began his career in Germany in the 1920s, and immigrated to the United States in 1938. He designed for Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals, operas, and national and international touring productions. The Wolfgang Roth designs and papers date from 1928 to 1987, and consist of Roth's scenic and costume designs, technical drawings, photographs, sketches, production notes, scripts, programs, clippings, and a small amount of correspondence. Also present is material related to Roth's art exhibits and musical projects.

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Wolfgang Roth was born in 1910 in Berlin. In the 1930s he was active in the caberet scene and worked with Erwin Piscator and Berthold Brecht, among others, as a set designer. In the mid-thirties he moved to Vienna and from there to Switzerland. Eventually he emigrated to New York where he continued to work in the field of set design including for productions on Broadway and Metropolitan and New York City opera houses. He also created paintings, sculptures, and others works of art and was an acco...

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