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Costume and make – up in theatre practice: An appraisal
AJ Oklobia, LE Bakare
Creative Artist: A Journal of Theatre and Media Studies , 2009,
Costume and make up in cultural development
M Abuku, C Odi
Creative Artist: A Journal of Theatre and Media Studies , 2010,
Abstract: Costume is an essential feature of any dramatic production and with make- up constitutes the total visual appearance of the actor. Costume is an important fact of acting; therefore it is not mere covering for an actor. Thus its essence is rooted in the fact that the actor wears it, moves and speaks in it and is continually within the attention of the spectator. Costume assists characterization so that whether in film or on stage, the audience can determine age, social status, personality, nationality, dislikes and likes before the character utters a word. Costume also helps to establish the relationship between characters. The actor and the costume interpret the character. This in essence means that the proper coordination of the production elements contribute in boosting the cultural image of the people whose lives are reflected in the stories being dramatised on stage or in films. Costumes and make up could therefore become effective tools for cultural promotion and development if well manipulated. It then means that film transforms all subjects and objects into new signs which 189 190 communicate to the audience. In essence, film is rooted in the communication and promotion of ideas, and ideas serve as a veritable instrument of enlightenment and education.
Performance in Art Nature and Meaning among Fine/Applied Arts and Theatre Arts Undergraduates in Nigeria: A Case of University of Benin
ME Imonikebe
African Research Review , 2012,
Abstract: The study investigated the difference in performance in Art, Nature and Meaning between Fine/Applied Arts and Theatre Arts undergraduates in the University of Benin. The study was designed to find out if there is a difference in performance between undergraduates of Fine/Applied Arts and Theatre Arts in Art, Nature and Meaning and if the level of difficulty of Art, Nature and meaning has any influence on the students performance. The study was delimited to undergraduates in Fine/Applied Arts and Theatre Arts who registered for Art, Nature and Meaning in the University of Benin. As a result, two Research Questions were raised. It was discovered that there is no significant difference in performance in Art, Nature and Meaning between undergraduates of Fine/Applied Arts and Theatre Arts in University of Benin. Data for this study were generated from official records of the two departments under investigation. In other words, scores of candidates duly approved by the Departmental Boards of Examiners of the two departments were obtained for the study. The statistical technique adopted for data analysis was the t-test for independence samples and it was found out that there was no significant difference in performance in Art nature and meaning between undergraduates of Fine/Applied Arts and Theatre Arts. Consequently it was concluded that, the performance of the groups was not different.
The role and importance of theatre in raising social awareness and developing and understanding of aesthetic arts
Kamile Akgül
International Journal of Human Sciences , 2011,
Abstract: Theatre, which has served certain ends since it came into existence, mostly strives to make changes in the traditional structure through its effective power of expression. This branch of art has acquired a privilege with its educational priority in the realization of smooth and natural flow of the social transition which takes place during the journey from the traditional to the universal with political, religious as well as economic concerns.From the ancient times to the present, attempts to educate society through theatre have assumed a considerably potential role as a means employed in circumstances where dominant systems of thought were intended to be disseminated into broad areas. However, in spite of its unifying role within the social life, theatre has not only undertaken the appropriate messages, but it has also served the ends to impose some tendencies aimed to meet interests, leading to social hesitations against arts. This artistic activity, which has been sacrificed for the sake of conflicts of interest, has been isolated from the social life by the minds that regard enlightenment of the society through awareness-raising as a threat. This study, through “The Model of Vital Quality Acquisition by Investing in Arts”, puts an emphasis on the social tendency to display sensitivity to arts as a result of the communication between educational awareness and investment in arts as well as the development of understanding on aesthetic arts, and dwells on the role and importance of theatre in raising social awareness.
The Collections of the University of Applied Arts Vienna  [PDF]
Elisabeth Frottier,Patrick Werkner
University Museums and Collections Journal , 2008,
Abstract: The Collections of the University of Applied Arts include works of art, architecture and design, and have recently expanded to incorporate costume and fashion collections. They are actively used in research and teaching.
Discussion on Gender Differences and Costume  [cached]
Wei Yin
Asian Social Science , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/ass.v4n8p137
Abstract: Society has assigned different expectation and obligation to male and female. And this difference is shown in many ways, especially in clothing. Society prescribes standard costume for both sexes. Human clothing represents great otherness because of the gender differences. This dissertation is to discuss the relationship between gender differences and costume.
Russian folk costume in the works of historians of 19th - early 20th centuries.
Natalya Syrjenko
Koncept : Scientific and Methodological e-magazine , 2013,
Abstract: The article focuses on historical studies of Russian folk costume in the works of the XIX - early XX centuries. The features marked the most significant issues in the works of the period. Reflects the author's approach to the study of people's everyday issues of culture, part of which is costume.
Philosophy Thoughts Affect Costume  [cached]
Weiwei Liu
Asian Social Science , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/ass.v4n6p129
Abstract: Apart from beautifying and protecting human body, costume itself is a symbol of culture and an image of some thoughts. Furthermore, different origins of Western and Eastern civilizations and various cultures for thousands of years have created distinctive varieties in costume. In Chinese history of apparel, whether the two forms of yi and shang (upper garment and the lower garment), i.e. skirts, or shenyi, i.e. qunju usually worn by women, and the later changes in color or in structure or in details, costume has been deeply affected by Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism and other traditional Chinese thoughts. Among them, Confucianism has given the greatest. The Western costume is completely different from that of China. Westerners have paid more attention to the pursuit of their own natural beauty, the rational exploration and the worship of religion and theology.
Costume style from Vr in  [PDF]
Radoji?i? Dragana
Glasnik Etnografskog Instituta SANU , 2006, DOI: 10.2298/gei0654259r
Abstract: Suburbs in general are very much affected by the distance from urban centers and its internal changes. Belgrade, for example, has, in the past two centuries, undergone major changes in forms of territorial expansion and population growth. Vr in so became a suburb of Belgrade and an important crossroad. This paper analyses the changes which transformed Vr in from rural settlement into suburb, using variables such as industry, migrations and accompanying influences to its daily life, including dress habits of the Vr in population. A general tendency to transform from rural to urban is present, along with an effort to attain a bio-rhythm of the bigger city. The scope of this paper is limited to only a few sources, which, nevertheless picture this general tendency. The process of abandoning a traditional dress has begun long before 1970’s and has reached its final phase at present. The rural population gradually abandoned the traditional costume, and adopted urban way of dressing, most of the time mixing the two. It is evident that only elderly individuals have kept parts of the traditional dress and jewelry, while so called middle and young generations dress in the latest urban fashion style. This is especially evident in women’s style of dress brought about with a new role they entered during the years after WW II employment outside home and the city’s influences. In conclusion, dress mode in Vr in was determined by general social, economic and historical events that took place.
Poor Theatre: goal or path?  [cached]
Lidia Olinto
Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presen?a , 2013,
Abstract: This article is a critical review of the book Towards a Poor Theatre by Jerzy Grotowski, recently published in Brazil with a new Portuguese version by Ivan Chagas. This book is considered one of the most important works ever written in the field of the Performing Arts, having contributed to setting new standards for theatre as a practice in the late twentieth century. In this review a brief background of the book is presented and its main ideas are briefly described, such as the notions of: ‘poor theater’, ‘holy actor’ and ‘via negativa’. Ivan Chagas’s translation is critically discussed, especially his change of title.
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