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A fascinating, challenging and rewarding year

‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ Project – Final Update December 31st 2013 is the last day of the ‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ project, and we’ve been winding up (as opposed to ‘winding down’ – no time!) our work for the past year. With the help...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 2 Jan 2014

Gruyere Cheese & Space Fiction – ‘King Lear’, 1955

‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ Project – 7th  Update As the ‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ project speeds towards its end on December 31st. we are many costumes older and wiser! Amongst the most intriguing that we’ve seen are those designed by the Japanese...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 4 Dec 2013

Shakespeare-by-Design: Costume Designs = Pretty + Important

Costume forms an important part of any stage production, and before any good costume comes a costume design. As a volunteer on this project, my task is to update catalogue entries for The Trust’s collection of costume designs. This is a lot of fun as...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 14 Aug 2013

‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ – Fourth Update

As fate would have it, our first photography sessions have coincided with the arrival of hot summer weather. Working in a confined space under the glare of studio lights is a bit of a challenge at the best of times, but even more uncomfortable as the...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 10 Jul 2013

Richard III and the Perils of Foam!

‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ Project – Second Update Textiles, whether everyday clothes or theatre costume, are at risk of attack from a variety of sources. Light, insect and animal pests, fluctuating levels of temperature and relative humidity – these...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 May 2013

‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ Project – First Update

There are wonderful resources relating to the RSC’s costume collection! Firstly, there’s the collection itself – hundreds of garments and accessories, from Laurence Olivier’s costume for ‘Macbeth’ in 1955, to the jeans and t-shirt worn by...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 12 Apr 2013

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