Author(s): Tina Bicat
"The Handbook of Stage Costume" is a comprehensive guide to designing, finding and creating costumes for the stage. Straightforward and accessible, the book aims to give you the skills and the confidence to dress a variety of theatre productions, from a full-scale musical to an abstract, improvised performance. Topics covered: production meetings and the structure of a theatre company; research, ideas and aims; working to a budget; the importance of costume to actor and audience; creating a set of costume designs; shopping, cutting and making; costume for devised and physical theatre production; managing the wardrobe; and technical and dress rehearsals.
Tina Bicat has worked in international, national, regional and fringe theatre, opera and ballet, and for film, television and carnival. She combines freelance design for professional theatre with her work with the drama students at St Mary's College at Strawberry Hill. Her previous books for Crowood include: Making Stage Costume, Period Stage Costume and Pantomime.