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FIGURE 8.1 The Witch and Rapunzel from leading UK contemporary dance company balletLORENT’s Rapunzel, which toured the UK to much acclaim in 2012–2015. (Costume design by Michele Clapton. Photo by Ravi Deepres.)

CHAPTER 8

SHOW BUSINESS: NO ONE CALLS IT “SHOW ART”

Holly Poe Durbin

THE INFLUENCE OF COSTUME DESIGN

Many people encounter the power of wearing costumes for the first time without knowing it: playing some form of make-believe. It is natural for children to imitate what they see, creating their own costumes with items at hand. In the contemporary world the first characters and images they see are some form of media entertainment. ...

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