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  • Paperback: 154 pages
  • Publisher: Methuen Drama; 2Rev Ed edition (31 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713659688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713659689
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 0.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,680,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Even the well-trained designer might learn a few new shortcuts...A useful starting point for the creative amateur. Theatre Journal Theatres with small budgets (probably every theatre) should...use this handbook as a training manual...should become a basic reference. Kliatt Engrossing. A truly comprehensive handbook. Publishers Weekly A book for anyone who has to costume a show on a small budget. Book Notes A lavish and exciting book providing an ideal blend of historical detail, practical suggestion, and imaginative flair. Speech and Drama --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. As a former teacher she is ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production.


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This book has been a favourite of mine since it came into my keeping a few years back. It is well thought out - being divided into sections according to historical period, or specific intention (for example, musicals). Each chapter contains a concise synopsis of fashions of the period, as well as suggested costumes, some patterns and hints and tips which are tailored towards the realities of costuming an ameteur production - that is lack of budget and little time. Highly recommended.
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This book came well wrapped, on time and as stated.

It is full of useful advice and good illustrations - just my initial flip through gave me several good tips!
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This is an excellent book. It has lovely line drawings which are are easy to copy and make into costumes and lots of info about each period. Thoroughly recommend.
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So fast shipping. Nice book.
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HASH(0x8ce814b0) out of 5 stars Packed with practical examples and tips 6 Feb. 2002
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Costumes For The Stage appears in its second edition to provide a range of actors and students with clear designs for producing costumes on a small budget. From an introduction to clothing styles and history to practical advice for putting together costumes matching different eras, Costumes For The Stage is packed with practical examples and tips on how to adapt and simplify period clothing.
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HASH(0x8ce81798) out of 5 stars Great book to use for costume making. 29 May 2015
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Second book I ordered as I have shared it with others, my copy is on loan also. Great book, great ideas.
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