David L. Lovett joined the Drama Department at the University of Alberta in 1969, retiring in 2006 and is professor emeritus. He studied design at the Wimbledon Art School, London under Peter Bucknell a devotee of the 'Stanislavsky' method in which the actor and text are central to the play.
He won the Royal Society of Arts bursary in 1959 and graduated with honors.
His early work in England was within the repertory system as it then existed and where he learnt his craft. He values seasons spent in Edinburgh and, particularly, as Head of Design at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln under the directorship of Philip Hedley. In addition to lecturing in costume design, Professor Lovett designed for numerous theatres including the Fredrick Wood Theatre, the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, the Wild Horse Theatre at Fort Steele Historic Park and the Stratford Festival.
He has also lectured in costume design for the Theatre Crafts Program, Banff School of Fine Arts. In 1976, he was invited to design the costumes for 'Romeo and Juliet', the opening production for the new Citadel Theatre. In addition to continuing his association with the Citadel Theatre, Professor Lovett has designed numerous shows for Studio Theatre, the Banff Festival, the Alberta Ballet Company, Theatre Calgary, Edmonton Opera and the Stratford Festival. David is an Honorary member of the Associated Designers of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - AABSCTM - June-August 2015
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