Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Embargo Period

6-10-2015

Degree Program

Theater

Year Degree Awarded

2015

Month Degree Awarded

May

Advisor Name

Harley

Advisor Last Name

Erdman

Third Advisor Name

Gina

Third Advisor Last Name

Kauffman

Fourth Advisor Name

Andrea

Fourth Advisor Last Name

Lauer

Abstract

Through an analysis of the details of The Merchant of Venice, I will show that a costume design which only satisfies the basic role of articulating the relationships, status, time and place, etc of the play but has no point of view regarding that text’s inherent assumptions will always support, rather than subvert, any problematic issues present therein. Secondly, I will show that without tandem movement from the creative team, no rehabilitation or subversion is possible.

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