Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Spring 2019

Document Type

Thesis

Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors

Department

Theatre & Dance

First Advisor

Theodore Stark

Second Advisor

Suzanne Magnanini

Third Advisor

Bud Coleman

Abstract

For this project, I created a full-scale costume design for an unrealized production of Mark Baron, Jeffrey Jackson, and Gary P. Cohen’s Frankenstein: A New Musical. This musical is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein, or a Modern Prometheus. I was inspired by theme of sublimity that is present in both Mary Shelley’s source text and the adapted musical and used it to construct a visual spectrum of sublimity on which all of the characters in the production exist. This thesis includes visual renderings and swatches for forty-four separate costumes for the production’s entire cast of seventeen performers. The written portion of this project provides an overview of the context of the musical, a discussion of my costume design process, and an explanation of my specific design choices.

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