Costumes In The Red and Brown Water Play Discussion

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In three well-written paragraphs, discuss the play of '' In The Red and Brown Water'' from one of the following perspectives: Directing, costumes, stage design, lights, or sound. In other words, what sorts of things must you consider as the costume designer for '' In The Red and Brown Water''? what colors, patterns, or cloth would you use? why would you use those? How do they connect the characters identity in the world of the play? Or, what sorts of process would you need to creat a stage design ? How would you show the different locations? How would you transition between one locale to another? what sort of buildings or backdrops would you need? The questions are about exploring one specific aspect of theatre design/ production as it relates to the play.


* In the grading of this essay, I will be looking for:

1- Detail that illustrates you have read the play

2- Thoughtful exploration of ideas, themes, design concepts, design processes, etc... Iwill not grade based on '' bad'' designs/ ideas. if you support your ideas then they are all

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Costumes in the Red and Brown Water

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Costumes are an essential component in The Red and Brown Water play by Tarell Alvin
McCraney. This is mainly because costumes are used as one of the multiple tools to reveal the
character’s personality and convey the themes in a play. As such, there are different patterns,
colors and clothes that can be used for every character in order to achieve these different
purposes in this play.
In the prologue, the cast can be dressed in long white gowns. As McCraney writes, “The cast
glows like a pantheon of deities.” A pantheon of deities is a set of gods within a polytheistic
religion. Gods are considered as h...

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