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Period Costume for the Stage

By Tina Bicat

ISBN: 9781861265890
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 2003
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 235x165 mm
INSIDE: 34 black & white photos 11 diagrams

Period Costume for the Stage is an inspirational guide to using basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Each chapter offers a brief insight into the political or social moves that influenced the design ideas of a particular century or era before going on to explore the ways in which the period can be represented in costume on the stage.

Topics include: Principles of making basic costume and adapting it for historical plays Suggestions for finding inspiration, exploring ideas and doing research Clothing for men, women & children Practical and simple ways to suggest the class and status of characters Ideas for using accessories to suggest the essential shape or form of a period costume Simple but highly versatile patterns that can be adapted to create specific effects

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