Whitewater Arts Alliance‘s Cultural Arts Center gallery (402 W Main St) will feature an exhibit of costumes designed by Marshall Anderson, UWW Theatre/Dance Department, from Thurs., Aug. 3 through Sun., Aug. 27. Gallery hours are noon-5pm Thurs-Sun. A free reception, open to all, will take place on Sun., Aug. 6, from 1-3pm.
You can learn more about designing costume for theatrical productions with Andersen Library’s help! For example, we have books including Stage costume step-by-step: The complete guide to designing and making stage costumes for all major drama periods and genres from classical through the twentieth century (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN2067 .K54 1996), The handbook of stage costume (3rd-floor Main Collection, PN2067 .B53 2006), Basic sewing for costume construction: A handbook (3rd-floor Main Collection OVERSIZE, PN2067 .C87 2012), Men’s garments, 1830-1900: A guide to pattern cutting (3rd-floor Main Collection OVERSIZE, TT590 .D38 1989), In a glamorous fashion: The fabulous years of Hollywood costume design (3rd-floor Main Collection, TT507 .L36), and Hollywood costume (3rd-floor Main Collection OVERSIZE, PN2067 .H64 2013). Article databases contain resources such as “Second skin: Investigating the production of contoured patterns for the theatrical costume industry” (Costume: Journal of the Costume Society, 2016, v50:no.1, pp.90-113, 10.1080/05908876.2015.1129860), “Broadway costume business” (Financial History, 2008, no.92: pp.31-34), and “‘The first time I put on a Maggie Smith …': The role of costuming in the artistic process of actresses at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival” (Canadian Theatre Review, 2012, no.152, pp.32-37).
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