Essay - Paxton Haydel Mr. Wade THTR 1020 26 March 2010 The...

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Paxton Haydel Mr. Wade THTR 1020 26 March 2010 The Crackwalker In the LSU play The Crackwalker, the costume designer made a great selection of outfits for the characters to wear. The costume designer’s selections are important because they are usually the first thing you notice when you first look at a character. Joe, the “bad boy” character in the play, is a character whose costume was the one I thought provided much thematic relevance to the play. In this essay, I will discuss how the costume designer’s choice for Joe’s costume relates to the theme and overall design of the play, different costume choices that I would use, and how it relates to contemporary culture. After watching LSU’s production of the Crackwalker, I saw that the overall theme of the play was how innocent people can fall into evil through persuasion of others. For example, in the play, I noticed how Joe’s sidekick Alan, the mentally challenged male, looked up to him and was always trying to emulate him. Joe’s persuasive manner can be complimented by his costume because of his “bad boy” appearance. When Joe first enters the stage, you notice that he is wearing a bandana around his head, a messy flannel shirt, jeans with many holes in them, and dirty Dockers. The costume choice is perfect
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