Ardith Brooks

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Arts


This Thesis is an exploration of the costume design approach to the Red River High School production of Hamlet. presented February 8-11, 1996. Chapter one discusses the differences in production procedures experienced between the author's prior involvement with college and community theatres and those encountered for this high school theatre production, the author's understanding of the director's concept, the author's script analysis, and the development of the costume design concept.

Chapter two examines the author's costume design philosophy, theory behind costume choices as well as costume descriptions and their execution, and technical problems encountered.

Chapter three is an evaluation of the effectiveness of the costumes on stage. Appendices with costume renderings and production photographs enable the comparison of original ideas and the final execution.