Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Memorabilia From A Half Century

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.

41 comments:

  1. Some elaborate costumes there, obviously put away "in case they're needed someday".

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  2. Fancy... some. Glad I´m no designer ;-)

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  3. Whenever I see fashions from long ago, I am so glad we don't dress like that anymore. So restricting and hot....albeit beautiful.

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  4. Those costumes are very elaborate and quite beautiful. I wonder how many original patterns they have to make these garments?

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  5. Muito interessante esta exposição, aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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  6. Everything are so beautiful ...
    I will want to work as a designer!

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  7. ...how dress has changed!

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  8. Some interesting costumes for the theater.

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  9. so amazing. what a great costumes. ( ;

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  10. Very interesting costumes indeed. I like that pretty dress in the first photo. :-)

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  11. @John: I imagine some are kept in archives for one reason or another, but I doubt they save too many of them.

    @Iris: very fancy.

    @Pat: true!

    @David: probably a lot.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Ella: I couldn't!

    @Tom: definitely.

    @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.

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  12. These are gorgeous pieces, William!

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  13. 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!

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  14. The production of costumes is very creative and behind the scenes so gets little credit.

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  15. The costumes are amazing William, as much a production as the show's they were worn in ✨

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  16. Fabulous costumes, William !

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  17. @RedPat: I thought so too.

    @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.

    @Padre: definitely.

    @Karl: that they are.

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  18. Oh wow, those costumes are something to see! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I love theatrical costume design. I would love to see this in person!

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  20. Incredible costumes, very nice indeed!

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  21. The costumes are very special. I bet they all have their own story to tell.

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  22. really nice costumes, I would love to see this exhibition.

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  23. Nice theater costumes as part of the exhibition.

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  24. I will admit that it would be fun to try on those costumes.

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  25. Wonderful display of those costumes.

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  26. @Sharon: you're welcome.

    @Jeanie: it was quite something to see.

    @Bill: that they were.

    @Marleen: definitely.

    @Marie: I did too.

    @Gill: thanks!

    @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.

    @Joanne: definitely.

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  27. Costumes can be fascinating. These look great.

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  28. William - my daughter the stage manager would drool over this collection - fascinating!

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  29. Fascinating costumes. These costumes are so elaborate and I think they are not cheap.

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  30. It is fun to explore begind the scenes...

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  31. Just doing a very quick catch-up. Great costumes.

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  32. 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. ☺️

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  33. @Kay: they do!

    @Angie: she would enjoy the backstage.

    @Lady Fi: definitely.

    @Nancy: no doubt.

    @Italiafinlandia: it is.

    @Anvilcloud: thank you.

    @Sandi: possibly!

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  34. Fascinating historical clothing photos ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  35. What amazing costumes these are.

    All the best Jan

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  36. I could look at costumes and vintage clothing for daaaaays!!

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