Some of the items around the National Arts Centre during Doors Open included a set of costumes from different productions down through the years.
This is from an opera production of Cosi Fan Tutte.
This was designed for the production Amelia.
This was designed for a Strindberg production, Le Songe.
And this comes from a run of Hamlet.
Brittanicus was the production for this work.
And this was done for The Mikado.
A model of the NAC as it was originally constructed was on display. The glass structure added onto portions of the building are obviously not part of the original design. This was accompanied by photographs and design sketches.
Some elaborate costumes there, obviously put away "in case they're needed someday".ReplyDelete
Fancy... some. Glad I´m no designer ;-)ReplyDelete
Whenever I see fashions from long ago, I am so glad we don't dress like that anymore. So restricting and hot....albeit beautiful.ReplyDelete
Those costumes are very elaborate and quite beautiful. I wonder how many original patterns they have to make these garments?ReplyDelete
Muito interessante esta exposição, aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.ReplyDelete
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Everything are so beautiful ...ReplyDelete
I will want to work as a designer!
...how dress has changed!ReplyDelete
Some interesting costumes for the theater.ReplyDelete
so amazing. what a great costumes. ( ;ReplyDelete
Very interesting costumes indeed. I like that pretty dress in the first photo. :-)ReplyDelete
@John: I imagine some are kept in archives for one reason or another, but I doubt they save too many of them.ReplyDelete
@Iris: very fancy.
@David: probably a lot.
@Francisco: thank you.
@Ella: I couldn't!
@Sami: I agree.
@Beth: that they are.
@DJan: I forgot to mark these ones down, so I'm going to update the post shortly, as I have the document with me identifying each piece.
These are gorgeous pieces, William!ReplyDelete
How fun to see those costumes up close, and I'm thinking how the performers must have moved in them...a bit cumbersome for many of them!ReplyDelete
The production of costumes is very creative and behind the scenes so gets little credit.ReplyDelete
The costumes are amazing William, as much a production as the show's they were worn in ✨ReplyDelete
I Agree With Perth, AmazingReplyDelete
Fabulous costumes, William !ReplyDelete
@RedPat: I thought so too.ReplyDelete
@Barbara: perhaps, perhaps not. I think they might be designed to allow for movement regardless of how it might appear, such as the Britannicus costume.
@Red: that's true. There's an enormous amount of people behind the scenes in a variety of roles.
@Grace: that's quite true.
@Karl: that they are.
Oh wow, those costumes are something to see! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love theatrical costume design. I would love to see this in person!ReplyDelete
Incredible costumes, very nice indeed!ReplyDelete
The costumes are very special. I bet they all have their own story to tell.ReplyDelete
Love the old costumes!ReplyDelete
really nice costumes, I would love to see this exhibition.ReplyDelete
Nice theater costumes as part of the exhibition.ReplyDelete
Costumes are a special treasure.ReplyDelete
I will admit that it would be fun to try on those costumes.ReplyDelete
Wonderful display of those costumes.ReplyDelete
@Sharon: you're welcome.ReplyDelete
@Jeanie: it was quite something to see.
@Bill: that they were.
@Marie: I did too.
@Jan: that they were.
@Maywyn: I agree.
@Michelle: I'm not sure the costume department would like that!
@Catalyst: I thought so- especially the Hamlet one.
Costumes can be fascinating. These look great.ReplyDelete
William - my daughter the stage manager would drool over this collection - fascinating!ReplyDelete
Fascinating costumes. These costumes are so elaborate and I think they are not cheap.ReplyDelete
It is fun to explore begind the scenes...ReplyDelete
Just doing a very quick catch-up. Great costumes.ReplyDelete
I wonder if one day, many years from now, there will be displays like this of our present attire...flip flops, capri pants...I hope not. ☺️ReplyDelete
@Kay: they do!ReplyDelete
@Angie: she would enjoy the backstage.
@Lady Fi: definitely.
@Nancy: no doubt.
@Italiafinlandia: it is.
@Anvilcloud: thank you.
Fascinating historical clothing photos ~ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
What amazing costumes these are.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
I could look at costumes and vintage clothing for daaaaays!!ReplyDelete
These were quite something.Delete