The Costume Supervisor's Toolkit: Supervising Theatre Costume Production from First Meeting to Final Performance

The Costume Supervisor's Toolkit: Supervising Theatre Costume Production from First Meeting to Final Performance

By: Rebecca Pride (author)Paperback

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The Costume Supervisor's Toolkit explores the responsibilities of a Costume Supervisor within a theatrical, opera or dance production company. Rebecca Pride provides an insight into all manner of processes, beginning with a definition of the role, and offers explanations of the timeline from the first design meetings, leading all the way up to managing fittings and final rehearsals. This how-to guide outlines best working practices, including building a team and creating a Costume Bible, whilst also providing helpful resources such as sizing guides, a list of useful addresses, and case studies from renowned theatrical organizations.

About Author

Rebecca Pride is Course Leader for the award-winning BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course at the Arts University Bournemouth. She spent 15 years prior to her career as an academic, working as a costume and set designer in the professional theatre. Her work at the Arts University has included producing numerous costume-led film projects, including Wimbledon Championships 1936-1937, Storytelling from an original point of view, Glass slippers, La Passarella, Reverie, Vampyr and Moulin Rouge.

Contents

Table of Contents List of Illustrations Foreword by Carol Lingwood Acknowledgements List of contributors: Introduction The Costume Supervisor as Facilitator Structure of the Book Chapter 1 What does a Costume Supervisor do? The Theatre Team Structure Defining the Role Chapter 2 Different Types and Genres of Production Large Scale Production of a Classic Twentieth Century Play Challenges Presented to the Costume Supervisor Modern British Musical Pantomime in a Large Provincial Theatre Challenges Presented to the Costume Supervisor Student Faculty Production of a Restoration Comedy in a Site Responsive Venue Challenges Presented to the Costume Supervisor Chapter 3 Developing Good Communication Skills Getting Hired First Design Meeting with Director, Designer and Production manager Listening Chapter 4 Setting Up Your Team Leadership Costume Roles and Responsibilities Setting up the Finance and Cash Flow for Your Production Chapter 5 Budgeting Creating a Costing Sheet Estimating Fabric Quantities Accessing Cash for Shopping Expeditions Receipt Management Purchase Orders Chapter 6 First Rehearsal and creating the Costume Bible First Rehearsal Taking Accurate Measurements and Etiquette Rules to be Observed When Measuring Actors Recording Information in the Costume Bible Chapter 7 Sourcing: Construct, Hire or Buy? Costume Hire Stores Shopping Chapter 8 Managing the Rehearsal Process Fittings Creating a Calm Fitting Space Chapter 9 Pre- tech rehearsal Tech Week Working with the Running Wardrobe Team Epilogue: Final Thoughts Appendices Appendix 1 Fabric Identification Guide Appendix 2 The Costume Supervisor's Contract Appendix 3 Gender Specific Measurement Forms Table Appendix.3.1 [Male Measurement Form] Table Appendix.3.2 [Female Measurement Form] Appendix 4 Sizing Guides Table Appendix.4.1 [Male Suit Size Guide] Table Appendix.4.2 [Female Size Guide] Table Appendix.4.3[Shoe size Guide] Table Appendix.4.4 [Glove size Guide] Appendix 5 Basic Excel Instructions Bibliography: Notes: Production Credits: Glossary of Terms: Useful Addresses: Index: List of Illustrations with Figure Captions, Cases, Illustrations, or Tables Authors Biography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138182585
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 170
  • ID: 9781138182585
  • weight: 236
  • ISBN10: 1138182583

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