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Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts

Western Kentucky University

1980

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The Costume Design For A Midsummer Night’S Dream, Phyllis Vancleave May 1980

The Costume Design For A Midsummer Night’S Dream, Phyllis Vancleave

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The procedures taken in designing and constructing the costumes for Western Kentucky University’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was presented on November 13-19, 1979, were examined in retrospect to (1) the approach (2) the process and construction and (3) the evaluation. In establishing an approach for the production, considerations presented were title implications, thematic concept, historical periods, character sources, and the director’s notes. Solutions arrived at comprised a style suggestion, design/plot emphasis, color organization, texture contrasts, and line direction. In developing the design process and construction procedures, steps outlined were the preparations prior to ...