From the Publisher
This is an invaluable guide for anyone who designs, or aspires to design, costumes for stage productions. It explains the role of the costume designer, from understanding the script to realizing ideas on paper and in fabric. Among the topics covered are: art and design materials; foundations of art and design; exercises for developing drawing skills; script and character analysis; the theater production process; and approaches to historical and modern dress productions. This excellent guide is complete with a fabric dictionary of textiles and their terms. Gary Thorne designs for repertory theater in Canada, England, and France. He is also the author of Stage Design: A Practical Guide
About the Author
Gary Thomas Thorne MA studied at London's Byam Shaw School of Art before taking Margaret Harris's Motley Theatre Design Course in 1983. His excellent reviews for imaginative design for small-scale touring led to designing for repertory theatre in Canada, England and France. Gary has also written Stage Design - a practical guide for Crowood .