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adaptationsdaily · a day ago
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Sabrina (1954) dir. Billy Wilder
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carpe-mamilia · a day ago
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What would you wear to a ball at Lost Hope?
Ohhh boy this is a very exciting ask, thank you!
I thought about this a lot and it was tricky narrowing down which time period to draw inspiration from, especially with the temptation to take it from after the point at which Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is set. My first thought was a turn of the century tea gown, since they have those fantastic renaissance and medieval inspired details, and that art nouveau influence fits really well with the fantasy look:
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Liberty tea gown ca. 1897
I also considered an outfit that would take heavy inspiration from the costume Johnny Flynn wore as Viola in the Globe's all-male production of Twelfth Night, but with a single pearl earring:
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Viola (right). This production is great, I recommend watching the recording if you can!
But this early 17th century outfit finally led me on to Restoration-era gowns. They're not to everybody's taste, but personally I find the shape of their bodices and necklines very flattering. Many of the Lost Hope costumes draw inspiration from nature (such as the Gentleman's oak leaf coat or Arabella's gorgeous wheat-ear tiara), and I love the sea and wanted to incorporate that into a costume. There are a number of portraits of ladies wearing steely blue-grey silk or velvet that perfectly evoke the colour of the sea in different seasons in my part of the world (the west country, UK; none of the turquoise of hotter climates here!). Stiff, crisp silk also makes a lovely whispering noise when you walk, not unlike the sound of distant waves over shingle.
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Many of these gowns let the lustrous fabric take centre-stage and are fairly plain, but I really liked the look of the embroidered or decorated stomachers some of them have:
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Pearls, swags of fabric, lace, and flowers adorn these bodices. I particularly like how the lady on the right has a matching floral arrangement in her hair.
My own bodice was inspired by the linen sailor collar I embroidered last year, with seaweed-esque vermicelli and oysters holding pearls.
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My collar, still not finished...
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'Rockpool', textile art by Marian Jazmik
A mixture of pearls, shells, and heavily textured embroidery in blues, greens and silver on my bodice and in my hair would mimic the textures and colours of rocks at low tide. At my cuffs and neckline would be quantities of frothy lace, evoking sea foam, and finally, since it wouldn't be Lost Hope without a little magic, the silk of my gown would sometimes appear to swirl just as the surface of the sea is ruffled by the wind, little wavelets moving over it before becoming calm and smooth again.
Thank you so much for this ask, I really enjoyed it! If anyone else reading this post is a fan of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, or just likes the idea of a fantasy ball, I'd love to hear about your ideal costumes!
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schmergo · 2 days ago
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I hear the new Broadway production of The Music Man has updated the lyrics of the song "Shipoopi" to be less sexist. Some fans are apparently a bit riled up by this, though I personally don't have an opinion on it one way or other
.But if I were a writer for SNL (which, luckily for the entire country, I am not), I would create a "Weekend Update" segment about, like, the one person who cares really deeply about this, because I have a really strong mental image of how it would go.
This extremely intense looking dude rolls up wearing a Music Man t-shirt and begins an increasingly unhinged rant about how you can't "cancel Shipoopi" and how Shipoopi is an important piece of the American songbook AND American culture, and if you're going to "cancel Shipoopi," you might as well replace the Statue of Liberty's torch with a GOSH DARN FLASH LIGHT, and how his father died in the WAR defending this country and he'd be rolling in his GRAVE to hear they canceled Shipoopi, and if they cancel Shipoopi, they might as well change Hugh Jackman's name to Hugh JackWOMAN so as not to offend anyone, yadda yadda yadda.
But 100% of the humor depends on him using the word "Shipoopi" like every 5 seconds, spitting it out with increasing volume and vitriol every time until he's SCREAMING "SHIPOOPI"  with a totally straight face and veins sticking out of his neck and spit flying while the host is trying not to crack up.
And the "Shipoopi" guy would be played by Adam Driver. That's it.
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fionacreates · 59 minutes ago
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Recreation of Queen Elizabeth I - the rainbow portrait. Queen E’s portraits were always highly filled with symbolism, and so is my reimagining. Spot some of the theatre and pop culture symbols among other symbols!
For Classics but make it Gay Vol II
Last chance sale for the book at https://www.novaandmali.com/shop
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jeannepompadour · 22 hours ago
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Gertrude Hoffman, stage actress , 1911
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this-is-audrey-hepburn · a day ago
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Audrey Hepburn photographed by Milton Greene for 'Gigi' in New York, November 1951.
And Audrey's American television debut on 'We The People' advertising for 'Gigi', also in 1951.
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shakespearenews · a day ago
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Macbeth curtain call. 
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wolves-willow · 2 months ago
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ITS MARCH YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS
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one-time-i-dreamt · 4 months ago
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I went to a theatre but instead of showing movies, they were screening Tumblr posts. The people in the audience were all adding their additions to the post by saying it out loud. There was a guy next to me who was pretty funny, we vibed and we went to dinner together.
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artandchocolate · 3 months ago
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- Euripides, "Erakles"
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coweyed · 29 days ago
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Portrait of English actress Lily Brayton in the Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew. Photographed in 1905.
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diablodancer · a month ago
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The Whole “Being Dead” Thing from Beetlejuice’s first night back on Broadway
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schmergo · 2 days ago
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The musical categories of the Tony Awards will be a little confusing this year because there's MJ The Musical, which is about (and featuring the music of) Michael Jackson, but it's a direct competitor of A Strange Loop, which is of course written by (and featuring the music of) a person named Michael R. Jackson. And don't get me started on how Michael Jackson was a music man from Gary, Indiana!
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garadinervi · 2 days ago
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Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun, a Drama in Three Acts [The Stage Director's Copy], New York, NY, 1959
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theoptia · 9 months ago
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Jean-Paul Sartre, from No Exit: And Three Other Plays; “No Exit”
Text ID: If I've got to suffer, it may as well be at your hands, your pretty hands.
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prokopetz · 15 days ago
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Soulslikes are very keen on pieces of armour patterned after the garb of the Ancient Greek theatre – but, seemingly, only from the waist up.
Certain opportunities are being overlooked, is what I mean to say.
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sexonastickstan · a month ago
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Can we talk about how a broadway actress, who nobody outside of the theatre community really knew about, just won an Oscar? Can we talk about rare this is? Can we talk about how once given the spotlight this young woman gave one of the best performances of all time and was recognized for it? As a theatre nerd, this is incredible and the fact that the world now knows the girl we used to call “the bullet” as an Oscar winner? I’m floored. Ariana DeBose, I hope your spotlight only continues to grow, but never forget broadway!
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plathsbitch · 8 months ago
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I am not the main character and I am not a side character. I am that character that just needs one more push, one more tragedy, to become the villain.
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eyesaremosaics · a month ago
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Set design by Alan E. Schwanke
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sectumsempraxz · 7 months ago
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Michelle Pfeiffer as Titania, Queen of the Fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) dir. Michael Hoffman
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