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...Columbia University Professor Simon Schama argues that it is impossible to understand how Shakespeare came to belong ‘to all time’ without understanding just how much he was of his time. Schama explores how, in his history plays...
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...Shakespeare was in love with Italy. A third of his plays are set in the country. For the Elizabethan playwright, it was the stage on which to explore his greatest themes - love and war, fidelity and betrayal, and above all, politics -...

Some simple methods for accessories

Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. A former teacher she was ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production, advice she shared in Costumes for the Stage (1978, 2001) and More Costumes for the Stage (1998). She lived in Camden Town, London, her garden providing the inspiration for her 1994 book Blooming Small: A City Dweller’s Garden. She died in 2011, one month shy of her 89th birthday. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costumes for the Stage : A complete handbook for every kind of play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2001

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...For the kind of work described in this section the most useful tools will be: a ruler with a metal edge, for cutting against as well as for measuring; a set square; a Stanley (matt) knife and blades; scissors, large and small; pointed-nose...

Medieval costume, miracles and mysteries

Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. A former teacher she was ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production, advice she shared in Costumes for the Stage (1978, 2001) and More Costumes for the Stage (1998). She lived in Camden Town, London, her garden providing the inspiration for her 1994 book Blooming Small: A City Dweller’s Garden. She died in 2011, one month shy of her 89th birthday. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costumes for the Stage : A complete handbook for every kind of play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2001

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...Medieval costume is very suitable for the miracle plays of the Middle Ages and can also be used for nativity plays and for some Shakespeare productions. Early missals and psalters are full of delightful illustrations drawn with humour...

Especially for schools

Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. A former teacher she was ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production, advice she shared in Costumes for the Stage (1978, 2001) and More Costumes for the Stage (1998). She lived in Camden Town, London, her garden providing the inspiration for her 1994 book Blooming Small: A City Dweller’s Garden. She died in 2011, one month shy of her 89th birthday. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costumes for the Stage : A complete handbook for every kind of play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2001

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...Costumes for school plays must necessarily be of a simple nature, and it is better so, for too elaborate a costume can very easily swamp a child’s performance. The costumes should encourage and emphasize the enthusiastic liveliness of young...

Fabrics, plain and patterned

Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. A former teacher she was ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production, advice she shared in Costumes for the Stage (1978, 2001) and More Costumes for the Stage (1998). She lived in Camden Town, London, her garden providing the inspiration for her 1994 book Blooming Small: A City Dweller’s Garden. She died in 2011, one month shy of her 89th birthday. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costumes for the Stage : A complete handbook for every kind of play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2001

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...The selection of fabrics available in the shops changes constantly according to current fashion trends, and of course also to the seasons. Remnants and ends of lines are therefore useful. Choosing the right fabric for the job...

Underwear and nightwear

Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. A former teacher she was ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production, advice she shared in Costumes for the Stage (1978, 2001) and More Costumes for the Stage (1998). She lived in Camden Town, London, her garden providing the inspiration for her 1994 book Blooming Small: A City Dweller’s Garden. She died in 2011, one month shy of her 89th birthday. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costumes for the Stage : A complete handbook for every kind of play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2001

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...As I have already shown, certain under-garments are often necessary to give costumes the correct shape. The clothes on the next two pages are not, however, ‘foundation’ garments but are included because they may be helpful for bedroom...

Pantomimes

Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. A former teacher she was ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production, advice she shared in Costumes for the Stage (1978, 2001) and More Costumes for the Stage (1998). She lived in Camden Town, London, her garden providing the inspiration for her 1994 book Blooming Small: A City Dweller’s Garden. She died in 2011, one month shy of her 89th birthday. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costumes for the Stage : A complete handbook for every kind of play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2001

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...In England, winter usually brings a rush of theatrical activity with all manner of entertainments planned for the Christmas season and New Year, a number of them lighthearted with dancing and music, for the whole family to enjoy together...

The Model as Object and Idea

Thea Brejzek

Thea Brejzek (PhD, Mphil) is Professor for Spatial Theory at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and an internationally recognised expert in scenography. In 2011, she was the founding Curator for Theory at the Prague Quadrennial for Performance Design and Space (PQ). Recently, she has been a Visiting Professor at Bartlett School of Architecture, UK, and has been appointed to the international scientific advisory board of the Bauhaus, Dessau. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lawrence Wallen

Lawrence Wallen (PhD, MArch) is Professor and Head of School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. From 2001-12 he was Professor of Scenography at the Zurich University of the Arts. A trained visual artist and architect, his research and practice is concerned with representation of space, spatial narrative and postcolonial readings of landscape. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Model as Performance : Staging Space in Theatre and Architecture

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...The model as object and idea plays a prime role in the design processes of architecture and theatre, and the language with which to classify and describe its physical features is fundamentally interdisciplinary. The model is shown...

Leading a Theatre . . . or Not

Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson has been Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), USA, since 2005. For 16 years, Thompson served as Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF). In addition to an active career as a freelance director, he has directed and/or taught in major conservatory programs, including The Juilliard School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Washington University, Boston University, Temple University, DePaul Theatre School, among others. In addition, he has led two major Master of Fine Arts Programs in Professional Theatre: the University of Alabama/ASF program and the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center. Thompson served for eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group and as its president for three years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Professionally : A Practical Guide to Developing a Successful Career in Today’s Theatre

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...Many directors aspire to become artistic directors. Many do not. Early in your career, artistic direction can appear to be the definition of career success. We believe the job will give us the power, resources, and opportunity to create...