Costumes Essays

  • American Theatre Costumes

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    Costume design is a very underrated element of theater. Many people do not understand the true importance and the hard work that goes into it. The costume design has many different roles associated with it that the audience is not always aware of. For example, the costumes are able to establish time and place, reveal character, demonstrate relationships, tell the story, coordinate with other production elements, and meet the needs of individual performers. There are four main types of costume design

  • The Importance Of Costume And Design

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    During this experience, I have had the honor of further deepening my interest in costume and design. In this paper, I show my research and what I got out of this opportunity. I learned how to effectively choose my costumes in order to create a sense of feeling in my films, and I also had the opportunity of seeing how professionals choose certain looks and clothes to show emotion in their films. During the course, our class of filmmakers took a period of time to study the Oscars. We studied all topics

  • Rembrandt's Painting An Old Man in Military Costume

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    Rembrandt's Painting "An Old Man in Military Costume" With an extraordinary intensity, Rembrandt van Rijn’s “An Old Man in Military Costume” is an example of the artist’s use of dynamic lighting. The painting, on display at the Getty Museum, contains a single figure, an old man dressed in a military uniform. While one may appreciate the beauty of the work, to fully experience the passion and genius of the artist, it is necessary to see the painting in person. The delicate details that may be

  • Best Halloween Costume Ideas

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    Best Halloween Costume Ideas to Go with Your New Hoverboard Halloween is that time of the year where you can showcase your creativity, play pretend, or dress up like your favorite superhero or character. Your choice of costume can run from simple to totally outrageous. You can buy it off the shelf or take the DIY route. Well, how about you add a twist to your Halloween costume this year with a hoverboard? I know, there are many obvious choices of Halloween characters where your self-balancing electric

  • Informative Essay On Halloween Costumes

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    Getting a Halloween costume created for you and your loved ones shouldn't be that challenging considering that there are a lot of methods to do this. With the following ideas you can have a picture on what is there to do to make the most out of a little budget invested on the way. While the Halloween is coming persons begin considering all the alternatives to obtain a costume for this holiday, while at the same time they're checking their bank accounts prior to reaching to browse inside the stores

  • Why Do Halloween Costumes

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    Simple Halloween Costumes The best part of Halloween is when we get to dress up and be anything we want from a mythical creature to a prince or princess. Costumes can be as simple or elaborate as you want them to be, Halloween holds no restrictions. Below is a list of some of the most simplistic Halloween costumes that anyone can pull off. 1. The Serial Killer: In order to accomplish the serial killer costume, dress normal. Serial killers look like normal people. 2. The Ghost: The ghost is one

  • Essay on Action, Props, Costumes, and Visual Elements in Trifles

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    Action, Props, Costumes, and Visual Elements in Trifles Susan Glaspell’s play, Trifles, shows the importance of staging, gestures, and props to create the proper atmosphere of a play. Without the development of the proper atmosphere through directions from the author, the whole point of the play may be missed. Words definitely do not tell the whole story in Trifles - the dialog only complements the unspoken. Susan Glaspell tells us her vision of the Wright's kitchen, where the action of her

  • Importance of Costumes in As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part One

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    Importance of Costumes in As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part One The Jewish holiday Purim celebrates the rescue of the ancient Jews of Persia from certain destruction at the hands of Haman. The fair queen Ester tricks the villain, and Haman betrays himself before the king. Each year the story is read aloud amidst great celebration. The children, and even the adults, dress up as their favorite character in the story. Each time Haman’s name is uttered, everyone makes as much noise

  • The Halloween Costume

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    something that you really want no matter what comes your way? Well, this is what my story is about. The title of the story is ‘The Halloween Costume’ by Juli. The reason behind the story name ‘Halloween costume’ is because it’s about a girl named Mya, who is ten years old, that wants a Halloween costume. And, when she asks her mom to buy her a Halloween costume, her mom didn’t buy it. So, Mya went ahead and told her friends about her problem and her friends did all they could to help Mya. This is

  • The Elephant Mask Costume and the Costume of Airowayoye

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    the Kuosi (Elephant Mask) Society Costume of the Bamileke people in Cameroon, Africa. Standing almost six feet tall (67 inches), the elephant mask costume was worn during Tso (elephant dance) by a secret society of warriors dedicated to protecting their king. Today the costume maintains order in the Bamileke society and reminds the king that he is not above the gods. The elephant mask costume is worn to display the king’s wealth at the Kuosi celebration. The costume is made of hair, fur, beads, ivory

  • The Masquerade in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

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    We are first introduced to the ball in Act Two. "...[T]here's going to be a costume party tomorrow evening at the Stenborgs'... Torvald wants me to go as a Neapolitan peasant girl and dance the tarantella that I learned in Capri,"(Ibsen 74) Nora says in a conversation with her friend Mrs. Linde. Ibsen has embedded quite a bit in these few lines. First of all, the whole "costume" theme is a metaphor for the "costumes" and "masks" that both Nora and Torvald wear in their everyday lives, making it

  • A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Theater

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    have a character name and everything. I am Myrrhina in Plautus’ Roman farce “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Wedding.” My character is a drunk. Perhaps those pink cheeks gave me the edge I needed. Rehearsals start Monday, preliminary costume fitting after work today. Oh my. September 11, 2000: First Rehearsal I was the first one to arrive; Askanase auditorium was dark as I stepped tentatively onto the stage. A conference table sat with roughly 20 chairs guarding the periphery. My

  • Use of Imagery in A Doll's House

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    Use of Imagery in A Doll's House Imagery symbolically guides the process of self-emancipation for Nora, the protagonist of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen. Objects like the macaroons, the lamp, the Christmas tree, and costumes represent the movement towards freedom of a woman who was a victim of society. Ibsen painted Nora as a youthful and lovely creature who was brought through life treated as a plaything by both her father and then her husband, Torvald. She must break society's unwritten laws

  • Romeo and Juliet: A Timeless Tragedy

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    Shakespeare’s version very closely. The buildings and costumes reveal that the setting in this film is old Verona during Shakespeare’s time. The plot is nearly exact when compared to the original play. Most viewers would agree that Zeffirelli’s movie would not surprise that audience of William Shakespeare. Aside from the this production being a movie on a screen instead of an actual, first hand play, the language, plot, setting, and costumes are very similar to what an audience 400 years ago

  • Oedipus And Othello

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    respected plays. The differing presentations of each may lead someone to think differently about the play than another would. In comparing and contrasting the dramatic representation of the protagonists Oedipus and Othello, theatrical presentation, costume design, and character will lead the reader, and viewer, to have a greater insight into the theatrical practices of their times and their approaches to the issue of verisimilitude. The theatrical presentation of both plays are very similar. The

  • Ambiguities Answered in Derek Jacobi's Richard II

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    of that text. In doing so, it creates a passionate yet ineffective King Richard who, between his own insecurity and Northumberland's conniving, hurls the crown to the willing if uneasy Bullingbrook. Richard's character becomes evident through costume, acting, and script choices. Throughout the play, Richard wears some of the lightest colors on stage -- his white robe at court in I.i, his sky-blue garments at the lists in I.iii, even a pure white robe as opposed to the off-white the "caterpillars"

  • Globe Theater

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    stress their enunciation, and engage in exaggerated theatrical gestures. What would seem most striking to a modern (Broadway) theatergoer about the productions staged at the Globe is that they were completely devoid of background scenery. Although costumes and props were utilized, changes of scene in Shakespeare's plays were not conducted by stagehands during brief curtain closings. There was no proscenium arch, no curtains, and no stagehands to speak of other than the actors themselves. Instead, changes

  • Bigfoot

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    baffled all who have witnessed it and all who have tried to solve it. This mystery is commonly known as Bigfoot, a tall hairy man/ape who lurks in the woods in almost every country on this planet. Some say it is just an ape, some believe it is a man in costume, and others are true believers of this hairy phenomenon. For more than a decade and a half this creature of myth has caused enormous contradictions in the field of science, bringing about one question. Does Bigfoot exist? Throughout the 150 year

  • The House of Bernarda Alba

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    being gay “better never to lay eyes on a man, never to have seen one’. I enjoyed ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ as many aspects of the play were successful. There was a large, complicated realistic set like Stanislavski would use with period costumes and props which allowed the audience to see it visually which helped believability in the play as it contributed to the realistic acting. It helped you feel like you were in Spain, as a hot climate was suggested through the set; it was exotic

  • Essay On Educating Rita

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    PERFORMANCE CRITIQUE ON COSTUMES YOUR NAME: Christina Chan YOUR CLASS: THAR 281-503 TITLE OF PLAY: Educating Rita NAME OF THEATRE/COMPANY: Texas A&M University Department of Performance Studies DATE YOU WENT TO THE PERFORMANCE: February 22, 2014 1. BASED ON THE COSTUMES, WHAT WAS THE TIME PERIOD? The time this play took place in was in modern time, during the twenty-first century. HOW WAS THIS CONVEYED VIA THE COSTUMES? Use complete sentences The costumes the characters wore in this play showed