The Construction of Pericles – beginning to end

Day 1:

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We’re going to build this dress based on the designer’s sketch
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After getting the actors’ measurements, pad the dress form to fit their exact size and shape.

 

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Then drape the pattern using muslin.

 

Day 2:

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Drape the back

Trace the pattern of the sleeve, widen the pattern from the center, and cut the mockup:

 

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Finished sleeve mockup

 

Remove the bodice sketch from the dress form, true-up the pieces, add seam allowance, and cut the paper patterns.

Day 4: I fucked up a bunch of stuff and had to do it over, so more pics on day 5 (it’s called Learning).

After Sarah Bernhardt: Frances de la Tour’s 1979 performance as Hamlet — Shakespeare & Beyond

Jonathan Croall’s new book, Performing Hamlet, gives a decade-by-decade look (starting in the 1950s) at iconic performances of one of Shakespeare’s most well-known characters. The book, published this summer by Bloomsbury in The Arden Shakespeare series, also contains the theater historian’s in-depth interviews with five distinguished actors who have played Hamlet in the 21st century: Jude…

via After Sarah Bernhardt: Frances de la Tour’s 1979 performance as Hamlet — Shakespeare & Beyond

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Female Hamlets

 

For those of you also on my private blog, sorry about the repeat, I just enjoy this story.