Chapter 9 The Art of Design


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Unformatted text preview: rtistic and Still practical questions practical Two functions: 1) ceremonial – “elevating the actor:” 1) 2) illustrative – defining the world of the play and the character and Filling the Empty Space: Filling the Empty Space: Designing with Costumes Each costume is dependent upon character analysis, environment of the play, and the style of the production Each costume incorporates the elements of line, mass, balance, harmony, composition, color, movement and texture A costume plate. See page 228 of your text for more examples. Filling the Empty Space: Filling the Empty Space: Designing with Costumes Costume plates are developed to aid in the construction of the costumes Dress parades provide one last look at the costumes in the context of the other design elements before the performance of the play actually begins Filling the Space: Filling the Space: Designing Makeup, Wigs, and Prosthetics Straight makeup – aids in making the actors’ faces and expressions more visible Character makeup – transforms the way an actor looks (i.e. old age) Building the Designs: Terminology Building...
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2013 for the course THEATRE 4414 taught by Professor Web during the Fall '12 term at Virginia Union.

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