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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Princely Robes


A visit to the Globe Theatre is more exciting than most other theatres.  Not only is there the experience of a theatre just as it would have been in Shakespearean times but you can also learn a lot more about London life during those times.  Among the exhibits are manequins showing off clothing worn in various productions.  As with everything at the Globe care is taken to reproduce everything as close as possible to originals of the period.
This costume worn in Henry IV is made of purple silk velvet, trimmed with lace and adorned with brass buttons.  If it looks a little plain, that is because it was complying with the new laws passed during the 15th and 16th centuries to reduce the excesses of dress at court. 

4 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

I could never have made in this era...that thing around my neck would have been way too much for me.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful details!

Jack said...

Does this come in 46 extra long?

Blois Daily Photo said...

I love the Globe Theatre even if I haven't been for many years.

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