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

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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.


First Advisor

June B. Gaeke

Second Advisor

Harley Erdman

Third Advisor

Miguel Romero

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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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Colonel Pickering Opera

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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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Colonel Pickering

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Mrs. Pierce

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Nosey Neighbors

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Henry Higgins Casual

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Colonel Pickering Casual

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Eliza Improved

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Higgins' Servants

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Pickering Ascot

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Mrs. Higgins Ascot

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Mrs. Higgins' Chauffer

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Mrs. Eynsford-Hill Ascot

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Freddy Ascot

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Eliza Ascot

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Freddy Street

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Higgins Ball

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Pickering Ball

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Eliza Ball

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Guests and Queen of Transylvannia

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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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Mrs. Higgins at Home