Reimagining the Costumes for Shakespeare's As You Like It
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This Document is a description of the process of conceiving of and implementing the costume design for William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. A comedy, the story follows Rosalind and Orlando on their journey from the restrictive court to the utopic Forest of Arden. Along the way, they find many interesting characters such as Jaques and Touchstone, eventually discovering one another and falling in love. The production design featured a mix of periods with a modern flavor. This thesis contains the entirety of the design process from initial concept to final product, including research, renderings, fitting photos, paperwork, and production photos. The show was produced by The University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies from November 11th - 18th, 2022. The production was directed by Eleanor Holdridge, Scenic Design by Gavin Mosier, Lighting Design by Christian Henrriquez, Projection Design by Luis Garcia, and Costume Design by Stephanie Parks.