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21

Director’s Options

Costume, Makeup, and Sound

 

 

Because costume is associated with the moving actor, it has a dynamic and “living” aspect among the visual designs. With this in mind, the director can be much more certain about how to bring counterpoint into the total design by first making choices among the options outlined in Chapters 19 and 20. The director will then know how close the costumes will be to the audience, what kind of scenery will be used, what colors are intended for the settings, and what the lighting may be. The director can then make the major decision about how far to stretch or contract any or all of the designs, and costume in particular. The makeup design will, of course, have to wait for costume decisions, for it ...

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