Focussing on costume in performance, this reader brings together key texts, case studies and interviews. Exploring costume's role and function in a variety of theoretical, historical, conceptual and practical contexts, this exciting volume also reflects on the broader relationship between costume and visual culture throughout.
Ali Maclaurin is a freelance designer and lecturer. She has practiced for over twenty years, particularly in physical theatre and young people's work, with companies such as Scottish Opera and Shadow Syndicate. Aoife Monks is Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. She is the author of The Actor in Costume.
Introduction - Aoife Monks.- 1. Writing About Costume; Ali Maclaurin.- Interview one: Jenny Tirimani.- Interview two: Mark Thompson.- 2. The Stage Picture; Ali Maclaurin.- Interview three: Simon Annand.- Interview four: Alex Rigg.- 3. Virtuosity, Craft and Technique in the Work of Costume; Aoife Monks.- Interview five: Lois Weaver.- Interview six: Lez Brotherstone.- 4. Playing the Body: Costume, Stereotypes and Modernity in Performance; Aoife Monks.- Interview seven: Tina Bicat.- Interview eight: The salon project.- 5. Artists and the 'scenic body'; Ali Maclaurin.- Bibliography.- Index.