Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Embargo Period

9-24-2014

Degree Program

Theater

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2014

Month Degree Awarded

September

Advisor Name

June

Advisor Middle Initial

B.

Advisor Last Name

Gaeke

Co-advisor Name

Harley

Co-advisor Last Name

Erdman

Third Advisor Name

Miguel

Third Advisor Last Name

Romero

Abstract

This paper discusses a theoretical costume design for the Musical "My Fair Lady" by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The costume designer chose to set the production in 1912, stylizing choices clothing based on period silhouettes and social research. The paper includes character analysis, research, and a discussion of the design process.

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Opera Goers

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Street Performers

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Street Vendors

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Flower Girls

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Freddy at the Opera

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Mrs. Eynsford-Hill

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Henry Higgins

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Eliza Doolittle

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Alfred Doolittle

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Harry, Jaime and George

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Henry Higgins Sweater

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Mrs. Pierce

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Nosey Neighbors

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Henry Higgins Casual

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Eliza Improved

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Higgins' Servants

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Mrs. Higgins Ascot

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Mrs. Higgins' Chauffer

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Freddy Ascot

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Eliza Ascot

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Freddy Street

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Constable

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Higgins Ball

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Eliza Ball

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Footman

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Zoltan Carpathy

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Mrs Higgins Ball

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Mrs. Pierce in Bathrobe

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Eliza Day Suit

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Alfred Doolittle's Wedding

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