The Stage Costume Sourcebook (Hardcover)  by Jack Cassin-Scott (Author)

This wide-ranging sourcebook, with designs from period plays to high opera to pantomime, has something to suit every need. You'll find clothing, accessory, and hairstyle ideas for favorite roles like Cleopatra, Fagin, Madame Butterfly, and Falstaff; and costumes in the Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Elizabethan, and Victorian styles.

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Book Description

They have to be bigger, bolder, and brighter than anything you'll see in real life--stage costumes must define the character in a glance and grab the audience's attention. This wide-ranging sourcebook, with designs from period plays to high opera to pantomime, has something to suit every need. You'll find clothing, accessory, and hairstyle ideas for favorite roles like Cleopatra, Fagin, Madame Butterfly, and Falstaff; and costumes in the Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Elizabethan, and Victorian styles. Bonus: general staging suggestions, including backcloths and flats. 128 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 x 9 1/2.

It describes the stage costumes from the Roman age to the Shakespearean age. The Stage Costume Sourcebook is an outstanding book that teaches you everything about what actors and actresses wore in plays and sketches. It tells you what the showgirls wore, what the kids wore, and what people wore in Chinese plays. The book also describes the clothes that people wore in their daily lives. The author, Jack Cassin-Scott, has a lifetime's experience in theatre.