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Set model

In the 19th and early 20th centuries the profession of set designer was unknown. It was usual for a play's scene painter to both devise and create the settings. As many productions, particularly Shakespeare, historical drama and pantomime, required frequent scene changes, the managers of larger theatres might employ several painters for one production, each responsible for a number of the scenes. The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, could call upon the services of the leading artists for its…