Costume Drama.

I've got costumes on the brain. Lately I've been wearing my measuring tape as a daily necklace. You never know when you might spot the perfect piece.

Greta Garbo gives good face in Anna Christie.
Directed by Clarence Brown, 1930's.
This play is filled with great lines such as the above. Watch the film or come to New London, NH for our upcoming performance in June!

Although the film keeps it modern (1930's), we're doing it in period costumes. The period in question is the Victorian/Edwardian era, though the play, Anna Christie, is set in 1910 America rather the UK. However, the silhouette and style fits within these categories more or less. I'm having fun putting together bow ties and tweed, granny boots and hats with feathers.

It's nice to take a break from art history, mostly the laptop, and get back into design and theater. My last adventure in the Northeast involves working on a very Northern play. Written by Eugene O'Neill, Anna Christie is a story that takes place on a coal barge stopping in New York and Boston. It's full of salty longshoreman and wharf rats, fractured relationships amidst stormy weather. If only a sea shanty could make its way in. The two heavy drinking principles, Anna and her father Chris Christopherson, are more Northerly, originally from Sweden.

In other totally non-related costume findings...Italian designer Roberto Capucci. I must be craving color. The costumes in Anna Christie are mostly drab. New England is equally drab at the moment. Color therapy!

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