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Olivier Award for Best New Play, "Jitney"

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Issued by:
Society of London Theatre, British, founded 1908  Search this
Subject of:
August Wilson, American, 1945 - 2005  Search this
Laurence Kerr Olivier, English, 1907 - 1989  Search this
L x W (a.): 4 × 4 × 10 1/2 in. (10.2 × 10.2 × 26.7 cm)
H x W (b.): 1 × 3 3/4 in. (2.5 × 9.5 cm)
trophies (prizes)
Place used:
London, England, United Kingdom, Europe
2002 Olivier Award, "The BBC Award for the Best New Play" awarded to the August Wilson play "Jitney."
The brushed bronze colored award features a square base with a rectangular pillar and Laurence Olivier’s bust at the top, wearing a crown and cape. The crown has three points in the front with an oval gem shape below. The cape is buttoned in the front and has a collar that is sticking up. There are words carved into the front of the pillar which read [LAURENCE / OLIVIER / AS / HENRY V / 1937 / THE OLD VIC]. The word “FRANCHETTI” is carved onto the back of the pillar. Underneath the word it reads [403 1998].
There is a rectangular area on the square part of the base where a placard should be attached. The placard is metal and is gold in color. Is has etched text which reads [THE LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARDS 2002 / THE BBC AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY / JITNEY].
African American  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sherry L. Mordecai in memory of Benjamin Mordecai
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Society of London Theatre
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National Museum of African American History and Culture