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Study Guide Answers

1.     What must be done prior to thinking about costumes?
     First, read the entire play.
2.     You should take note of what things when reading the play through?
     Take note of the time period and the place or places in which the play is set.
3.     What could be used to reflect a mood of sorrow?
     muted colors and simple styles
4.     What aspects of character are taken into consideration when planning for costumes?
     Is the character young or old? Is the character male or female? Is the character noble or common? Is the character neat or disheveled?
5.     Why did the clothing worn by lower-class people change very little in past centuries?
     They could not afford to buy expensive fabrics or accessories.
6.     Proud or cheerful characters are likely to wear what kinds of costumes?
     colorful, highly decorated clothing
7.     What can you do to research fashion when you are ready to design costumes?
     Go to the library or search on the Internet.
8.     What kind of fabric was sported by most ancient people?
     lightweight off-white fabric
9.     What was worn by most ancient Roman men?
     togas
10.     Why did members of laboring classes wear shorter clothing than people of noble classes?
     Such clothing allowed them to work unencumbered.
11.     What did Egyptian men and women use to line their eyes?
     kohl
12.     What did most ancient people wear on their feet?
     sandals
13.     What were common garments of the Medieval Era?
     a loose-fitting tunic, fur, gartered hose, and boots
14.     How did the Crusades influence fashion?
     Beautiful, exotic fabrics and new styles were introduced to Europeans.
15.     What is a "mantle"?
     a long cloak that hangs from the back of the shoulders
16.     What is a "doublet"?
     a short, fitted tunic with full and flaring sleeves
17.     What is a "wimple"?
     a piece of cloth draped over the head and around the neck, up to the chin
18.     What kind of hat became common men's wear during the Renaissance?
     a hat with a long, trailing end that could be wrapped around the head like a turban
19.     The pointed hats of Renaissance women were called what?
     henins
20.     For whom was the Elizabethan Era named?
     for England's 16th Century queen
21.     Describe the "Cavalier" look.
     broad-topped boots, slashed doublets, wide-brimmed hats
22.     What king inspired men to wear large wigs to social occasions?
     Louis XIV
23.     In what century did women begin to bare their arms and wear low-cut bodices?
     in the 18th Century
24.     By what year were men wearing suits not unlike those worn by businessmen today?
     by 1860
25.     What effect did the Industrial Revolution have on fashion?
     Clothes could be made more quickly and more affordably, so fashion trends began to change more quickly.
26.     When were "Flappers" in vogue?
     in the 1920s
27.     Where can you often find clothes that can be transformed into costumes?
     at vintage clothing stores, at resale shops, and in shopping centers
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