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Designing Costume for Stage and Screen - Deirdre Clancy

Designing Costume for Stage and Screen


Published: 1st September 2014
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Deirdre Clancy is one of the most experienced and accomplished costume designers in the business. She gives her inside knowledge of designing for stage and screen, which includes television, film, theatre and opera. She includes a brief illustrated history of costume design - from the Greeks to Lady Gaga - which is an invaluable guide for students and current designers.

Part Two takes the reader through the design process: how you go about doing it, the different strands of costume design - from contemporary clothes through to period costume and how to communicate with the audience, designing on paper and with Photoshop or on an iPad and how to share and communicate your ideas and well as mood boards and collages for inspiration.

Part Three is about the world of costume design - what it involves and how to get into the field, who does what and the differences between working for stage and screen productions. Clancy advises on budgets and improvisation and covers all the practicalities and behind-the-scenes tips. Part Four looks at period costume from the Dark Ages up to the twentieth century, encompassing authenticity and feasibility. Finally, Part Five looks at individual case studies in depth, including opera and Shakespeare productions.

Packed with great drawings and case studies, this is an essential book for any student or professional costume designer looking for additional inside advice.

Whether you are a designer for the stage or screen, this book has something new for you with advice from one of the best in the business.

About the Author

Deirdre Clancy has played a key role in the development of modern theatre costume design, wining two awards for her work, the Olivier Award for Best Stage Costume Design and the BAFTA for Best Film Costume Design (Mrs Brown). She has worked on over 140 productions in Europe, North America, Japan and Australia. She has designed for 18 productions at the Royal National Theatre.

ISBN: 9781849941532
ISBN-10: 184994153X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st September 2014
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.7