Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Saint plays: Costumes bringing saints to life
by Lima, Paulo Pereira, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 3; 1466330
Abstract (Summary)

Using Brazilian Baroque sculpture as inspiration, I wanted to create a world where actors embodied the life of saints. Statues were the core element of my design and they represented the still and powerless form that human bodies retain without their soul. The juxtaposition of costumes, wearable art and actors created the illusion of an art gallery that transformed itself into a performance space. As an artist, I thrived to help the actors find interesting ways to bring different characters to life. By embracing my design, actors gave life to saints and allowed my ideas to be realized on stage.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Smith, Nancy Jo
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Fine arts, Design, Theater
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Publication Number: 1466330
ISBN: 9781109176285
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