Submission Title

A Midsummer Night's Dream in Technicolor

Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library

Subject Area

Theatre Arts

Description

In Costume Design with Laurel Peterson, I designed costumes for A Midsummer Night's Dream. I chose to base my design around the concept of "Dreams in Technicolor" set in 1960s Great Britain. I chose dreams/magic as Technicolor because the magic in A Midsummer Night's Dream stems from heightened emotions and situations, much as color was over-saturated in the '60s. I used bright colors and complex patterns to indicate spells, fairies and dreams. I was also able to assign each grouping with a British subculture that fit into their social standing in the play: Nobility: Mod, Mechanicals: RudeBoy/Hard Mod, Fairies: Hippies.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream in Technicolor

Jereld R. Nicholson Library

In Costume Design with Laurel Peterson, I designed costumes for A Midsummer Night's Dream. I chose to base my design around the concept of "Dreams in Technicolor" set in 1960s Great Britain. I chose dreams/magic as Technicolor because the magic in A Midsummer Night's Dream stems from heightened emotions and situations, much as color was over-saturated in the '60s. I used bright colors and complex patterns to indicate spells, fairies and dreams. I was also able to assign each grouping with a British subculture that fit into their social standing in the play: Nobility: Mod, Mechanicals: RudeBoy/Hard Mod, Fairies: Hippies.