Costumes for the Stage: A Complete Handbook for Every Kind of Play

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New Amsterdam, 1988 - Performing Arts - 144 pages
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Costumes for the Stage is essential for anyone producing costumes on a small budget, whether for schools, colleges, or amateur, semi-professional, or professional groups. This second edition features expanded text and new illustrations. Beginning with a basic introduction to the changing shape of clothes, the book provides practical advice for every kind of play, together with drawings, diagrams and patterns from which to work. It includes sections on Greek plays, medieval miracles and mysteries, Shakespeare, seventeenth-century, eighteenth-century, Victorian, and Edwardian costume. Each section covers the details of men's and women's clothes and accessories, as well as methods for adapting and simplifying the style of the period.

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Measurements patterns and fitting

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About the author (1988)

Sheila Jackson, who designed the costumes for the popular television series Upstairs, Downstairs was Head of Costume at London Weekend Television. She is also the author of More Costumes for the Stage (also published by New Amsterdam). She lives in London.

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