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A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre by Ellen E. Jones

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Chapter 10

Costume Design

The Crossroad of Ecology and Artistic Expression

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformityand some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.

William Blake

A shift toward environmental stewardship and greening work practices has occurred. This thread is woven throughout our stories and modern myths. Ecology is a central theme in several extremely popular animated children’s movies, as well as the one of the top grossing films of all time. As designers, we help tell these stories, but we can also become part of them.

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