The University Record, February 12, 2001
Shakespeare costumes on display
Kathryn Beam, senior
associate librarian, Special Collections Library, puts the finishing
touches on one of the costumes displayed in Costuming in
Shakespeares History Plays. In celebration of the Royal
Shakespeare Companys (RSC) campus performances and Michigan
Residency in March, the exhibition will be shown through April 14 at the
Special Collections Library, seventh floor, Harlan Hatcher Graduate
Library. Highlights include illustrations from books that depict older
approaches to designing costumes; the complete modern process of making
costumes, from artists drawings to final fabric renditions; and
items on loan from the Stratford Festival of Canada and local designer
Zelma Weisfeld, professor emerita of theatre and drama.
A panel discussion on costume design for Shakespeares plays will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Special Collections Library. Panelists include Stratford Festival designers Doug Paraschuk and U-M alumna Francesca Callow; Blair Anderson, chair, Theatre Department, Wayne State University, and a designer turned director; and Nephelie Andonyadis, assistant professor of theatre and drama, who designed costumes for the Universitys recent production of The Tempest. Gary Decker, assistant professor of theatre and drama, and production supervisor, will moderate.
For more about the RSCs March visit to campus, click here.
Photo by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services
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