Jane Greenwood Biography (1934-)

Born April 30, 1934, in England; daughter of Harold Ralph Pate and Florence Sarah Mary (maiden name, Humphrey) Greenwood; married Ben Edwards (a set designer); children: Sarah, Kate. Addresses: Office: 54 West 22nd St., NewYork, NY 10010-5811.

Nationality
British
Gender
Female
Occupation
Costume designer
Birth Details
April 30, 1934
England

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Costume Designer
  • Life with Father, Oxford Repertory Theatre, Oxford, England, 1957
  • Henry IV, Oxford Repertory Theatre, 1958
  • The Hamlet of Stepney Green, Lyric Theatre-Hammersmith, London, 1958
  • Hedda Gabler, Oxford Repertory Theatre, 1958
  • A Passage to India, Oxford Repertory Theatre, 1959
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, Madison Avenue Playhouse, New York City, 1963
  • The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Hamlet, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1964
  • Incident at Vichy, American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA), New York City, 1964
  • Tartuffe, ANTA, then American Conservatory Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, 1965
  • A Race of Hairy Men!, Henry Miller Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • Nathan Weinstein, Mystic, Connecticut, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Where's Daddy?, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Murder in the Cathedral, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, Stratford, CT, 1966
  • Twelfth Night, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1966
  • How's the World Treating You?, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • What Do You Really Know about Your Husband?, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1967
  • More Stately Mansions, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • The Comedy of Errors, National Repertory Theatre Company, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, 1968
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City,1968
  • The Seven Descents of Myrtle, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • I'm Solomon, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • The Wrong Way Light Bulb, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Much Ado about Nothing, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1969
  • Hamlet, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1969
  • The Three Sisters, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1969
  • Episode in the Life of an Author, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1969
  • The Orchestra, Studio Arena Theatre, 1969
  • The Penny Wars, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Crimes of Passion, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Angela, Music Box Theatre, 1969
  • All's Well That Ends Well, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1970
  • The Devil's Disciple, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1970
  • Othello, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, then American National Theatre and Academy, 1970
  • Hay Fever, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1970
  • Les Blancs, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Sheep on the Runway, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1970
  • Gandhi, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Seventy, Girls, Seventy, Broadhurst Theatre, 1971
  • The House of Blue Leaves, Truck and Warehouse Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre,1971
  • The Tempest, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1971
  • Mourning Becomes Electra, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1971
  • Wise Child, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1971
  • Antigone, 1971
  • That's Entertainment, Edison Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Julius Caesar, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1972
  • Anthony and Cleopatra, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1972
  • Major Barbara, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1972
  • Look Away, Playhouse Theatre, 1973
  • Finishing Touches, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, then AhmansonTheatre, Los Angeles, 1973
  • The Country Wife, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1973
  • Measure for Measure, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1973
  • Macbeth, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1973
  • The Head Hunters, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1973
  • The Prodigal Daughter, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1973
  • A Moon for the Misbegotten, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Getting Married, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1973
  • Twelfth Night, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1974
  • Romeo and Juliet, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1974
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, thenANTA, 1974
  • Beyond the Horizon, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1974
  • Figures in the Sand, New York City, 1974
  • Finn McKool, New York City, 1975
  • The Grand Distraction, 1975
  • Same Time Next Year, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1975
  • King Lear, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1975
  • The Winters Tale, American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1975
  • She Stoops to Conquer, The Acting Company Theatre, New York City,1975
  • A Long Days Journey into Night, Brooklyn Academy of Music Theatre,Brooklyn, NY, 1976
  • A Matter of Gravity, Broadhurst Theatre, 1976
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Music Box Theatre, 1976
  • California Suite, Ahmanson Theatre, then Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • A Texas Trilogy, Broadhurst Theatre, 1976
  • The White Devil, The Acting Company Theatre, c. 1976
  • Otherwise Engaged, Plymouth Theatre, 1977
  • Caesar and Cleopatra, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Anna Christie, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Vieux Carre, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • The Night of the Tribades, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1977
  • An Almost Perfect Person, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Cheaters, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • The Heiress, McCarter Theatre, c. 1978
  • The Prince of Grand Street, New York City, 1978
  • The Kingfisher, New York City, 1978
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, New York City, 1979
  • Faith Healer, New York City, 1979
  • Knockout, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1979
  • Happy Days, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Father's Day, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Romantic Comedy, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1979
  • A Month in the Country, Roundabout Stage One, New York City, 1979
  • Judgment, Theatre at St. Peters Church, New York City, 1980
  • Summer, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • The Seagull, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, 1980
  • To Grandmother's House We Go, Biltmore Theatre, 1981
  • Hedda Gabler, Roundabout Stage One, 1981
  • Misalliance, Roundabout Stage One, 1981
  • Faces of Love, Roundabout Stage Two, New York City, 1981
  • The Millionairess, Hartman Theatre Company, Stamford, CT, 1981
  • The Supporting Cast, Biltmore Theatre, 1981
  • The West Side Waltz, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1981-82
  • Duet for One, Royale Theatre, 1981-82
  • Medea, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • The Queen and the Rebels, Plymouth Theatre, 1982
  • Plenty, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre,Public Theatre, 1982, then Plymouth Theatre, 1983
  • Tartuffe, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, then The ActingCompany Theatre, 1983
  • The Guardsman, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1983
  • The Lady and the Clarinet, Long Wharf Theatre, 1983
  • Heartbreak House, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1983-84
  • The Garden of Earthly Delights, St. Clement's Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • The Golden Age, Jack Lawrence Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Cinders, New York Shakespeare Festival, Luesther Hall, Public Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Found a Peanut, New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre,New York City, 1984
  • La Boheme, New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, 1984
  • Alone Together, Music Box Theatre, 1984-85
  • Jacques and His Master, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA,1984-85
  • The Perfect Party, Astor Place Theatre, 1986
  • The Iceman Cometh, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 1986
  • Carousel, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Opera House, 1986-87
  • The Knife, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, 1987
  • Ah, Wilderness!, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1987-88
  • The Big Love, New York Theatre Workshop, 1988, then Broadway, 1989
  • Long Day's Journey into Night, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Our Town, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1988-89
  • What the Butler Saw, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1989
  • The Lisbon Traviata, Stage One, then Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1989-90
  • The Secret Rapture, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1989
  • Oh, Hell (double-bill with Direction), Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • The Circle, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1989-90
  • The Tenth Man, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1989-90
  • Bad Habits, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, 1990
  • Othello, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1991
  • Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1991
  • I Hate Hamlet, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1991
  • Adventures in the Skin Trade, Long Wharf Theatre, 1991
  • The Price, Roundabout Theatre, 1992
  • Two Shakespearean Actors, 1992
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1992
  • The Sisters Rosensweig, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1992, thenEthel Barrymore Theatre, 1993-?
  • The Last Yankee, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1993
  • Passion, Plymouth Theatre, 1994
  • The Heiress, Cort Theatre, 1995
  • Master Class, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Once upon a Mattress, Broadhurst Theatre, 1997
  • An American Daughter, Cort Theatre, then Lincoln Center, 1997
  • Honor, New York City, 1998
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1998, thenNeil Simon Theatre, 1999-2000, then Ahmanson Theatre, 2000
  • James Joyce's The Dead, Belasco Theatre, 1999-2000
  • Current Events, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, New York City, 2000
  • Old Money, 2001
  • Also designed costumes for Crime on Goat Island, The School forWives, and The School for Wives Criticized, all Oxford RepertoryTheatre; Abe Lincoln in Illinois; She Loves Me; Sylvia;Death Defying Acts.
  • Major Tours
  • Costume designer, West Side Waltz, U.S. cities, 1980-81
  • Film Costume Designer
  • Hamlet, 1964
  • Last Embrace, United Artists, 1979
  • Can't Stop the Music, Associated Film Distributors, 1980
  • Arthur, Warner Bros., 1981
  • The Four Seasons, Universal, 1981
  • (Betty Buckley's costumes) Tender Mercies, Universal, 1982
  • (With Lindy Hemming) Wetherby, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1985
  • Sweet Liberty, Universal, 1986
  • (With Hemming; New York) 84 Charing Cross Road, Columbia, 1986
  • The Squeeze, TriStar, 1987
  • Jacknife, 1989
  • Mr. Destiny, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Glengarry Glen Ross, United International Pictures, 1992
  • Oleanna, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Samuel Goldwyn, 1994
  • Other Voices, Other Rooms, Artistic License, 1997
  • Television Costume Designer
  • Movies
  • The House without a Christmas Tree, NBC, 1972
  • The Easter Promise, NBC, 1975
  • The Thanksgiving Treasure, NBC, 1975
  • Addie and the King of Hearts, NBC, 1976
  • Happy Days, 1980
  • The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, 1982
  • Medea, 1982
  • Johnny Bull, 1986
  • Liberace: Behind the Music, CBS, 1988
  • The Christmas Wife, 1988
  • Ariadne auf Naxos, 1988
  • Ivory Hunters (also known as The Last Elephant and WhiteGold), TNT, 1990
  • A Life in the Theater, 1993
  • In the Gloaming, HBO, 1997
  • Also designed costumes for A Touch of the Poet, PBS;
  • Look Homeward, Angel, CBS; Moon for the Misbegotten; Pope Paul
  • Specials
  • Ike, PBS, 1986
  • Lyndon Johnson, PBS, 1987
  • Passion, PBS, 1996
  • Miniseries
  • Hothouse, 1989
  • Kennedy, 1983
  • Episodic
  • Heartbreak House," Great Performances, PBS, 1986
  • "Dialogues of the Carmelites," Live from the Met, PBS, 1987
  • "Our Town," Great Performances, PBS, 1989
  • "Sensibility and Sense," American Playhouse, PBS, 1990
  • "Three Hotels," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991
  • "The End of a Sentence," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991
  • "Liberace," Behind the Music (also known as VH1's Behind the Music), VH1, 1998
  • Other Television Work
  • Costume Designer
  • Beyond the Horizon, 1976
  • Ian McKellen Acting Shakespeare, 1982
  • The Shady Hill Kidnapping, 1982
  • The File on Jill Hatch, 1983
  • The Mother, 1994

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • American Theatre, March, 1994, p. 41.
    • Theatre Crafts, March, 1985, p. 20; May, 1987, p. 96.

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