Scenic designer and theatrical consultant Eldon Elder died on Monday, December 11, in New York City. He was 79 and lived in Manhattan. The New York Times reported the cause was heart failure. Elder was the first resident designer for Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF) and designed the Festival's performing space, the Delacorte Theatre, in Central Park.
Elder worked for more than 50 years in the theatre, designing on and Off Broadway, regionally, and in London and