William Shakespeare

What were Shakespeare's costumes like?

We have only one clue as to the costumes used in Shakespeare's plays during his lifetime. This is a drawing called the Peacham drawing of a performance of Titus Andronicus. You can see it at the related link

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What did the costumes depict about the characters in Shakespeare's play?

Each costume designer hopes to bring something to the audience's understanding of the characters, just as every actor does. The designers and actors hope to get you to see something in the characters and the play in general that you have never seen before. That is why each production is different.

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Where did shakespeare go to for holidays?

Probably back home to visit his wife and family.

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What techniques did Shakespeare use in his works?

William Shakespeare was the first person to record 10'000 words and phrases that are still used today.

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Appropriate teen costumes I need appropriate costumes for a Mature 12 year old girl. all of the costumes i have seen are super slutty. they need to be hot but not slutty and something easy to make.?

i dont really kno be a rockstar You could do a cute Alice in Wonderland, Runaway Prom queen, Annie, or find a friend/pet who might be willing do go as a pair with you.

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What did the chorus wear in Shakespeare plays?

It depends on the chorus. In Henry IV the stage direction for the entry of the Chorus says, "Enter Rumour, painted full of tongues." That is a specific direction that the chorus is to wear a costume looking like it is covered in tongues (perhaps a t-shirt from a Rolling Stones tour). Others are l...

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Costumes in shakespeare plays?

Costumes are always nice, although it is probably quite possible to stage one of Shakespeare's plays in a nudist colony with the entire cast stark naked. I don't know if it has been done. What costumes you pick for your Shakespeare production are entirely up to you. Nazi uniforms (seen it), Hawai...

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Where did the Shakespeare actors get their best costumes?

The company owned costumes and reused them as much as possible. Sometimes they had to have a new costume made. It's thought actors left each other costumes in their wills. Affluent people sometimes left clothing to their servants in wills. There were laws governing what people of different status...

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What costume does Romeo wear to the masquerade party?

That entirely depends on what production of the play you are watching. The play does not give any instructions for anyone's costume at any point, so every production is different. If, by any chance, you are wondering what costume Leonardo diCaprio wore when he was playing Romeo in this scene, it ...

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Why did Random male actors elegantly costume for shakespeares female roles?

In the time of shakespeare women were not allowed to preform on stage. The job of acting was limited to only males. So, for the roles of women the all male cast made adjustments, thus being cross-dressing. Usually young boys were chosen for the roles due to their higher pitched voices and smaller...

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What is the frilly neck thing people used to wear in Shakespearean times?

It is called a 'ruff', and was worn in Western Europe between the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-seventeenth.

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What was William Shakespeare's costumes like?

They wore nothing special, just like what people usually wore in 16th century England.

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Did the Elizabethan theater use costumes?

They used some costumes but not as elaborate as the ones they have today.

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What did woman wear in Shakespeare times?

If you are refering to what they wore on stage, then it would be wrong because it was considered unethical for women to act onstage in Shakespeare's times. So young boys had to dress up as girls while onstage.

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Where did the players get their best costumes from in Shakespeare's play?

They were castoffs from the nobility--clothes which had become out of fashion or worn.

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Did Shakespeare's actors use costumes?

Yes, especially those men playing women's parts.

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What costumes did Shakespeare use?

Shakespeare used costumes that other playwriters and poets would have used in their plays. Shakespeare was a rich man so he would have had very good clothing made with the latest most expensive materials.

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What is the tradition of Midsummer Night?

Pan-European Midsummer traditions, according to Frazer's Golden Bough (62:5), include the casting of herbs, pebbles or effigies into a bonfire to ward off bad luck, leaping over or dancing around that fire to increase the fertility of the people and the land, and the igniting of hay bundles and w...

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What were the costumes from Shakespeare's plays like?

They have pretty consistently been clothes. In Shakespeare's day the costume collection was one of the company's most valuable assets, because clothes, especially the kind that a king or queen might be expected to wear, were extremely expensive. A drawing of a scene from Shakespeare's play Titus ...

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