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The Apparel Oft Proclaims the Man: Interpreting Shakespeare through Knitting

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dc.contributor.advisor Riesing, Katarina
dc.contributor.advisor Calvert, Myles
dc.contributor.advisor Mayberry, Susan Savickas, Claudia 2020-05-19T18:13:40Z 2020-05-19T18:13:40Z 2020-05-08
dc.description Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program. en_US
dc.description.abstract For my Honors Thesis, I’ve taken on the challenge of translating characters from Shakespeare’s 4 Great Tragedies (Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth) into hand-knit garments. From each play, I made a sweater for one man and one woman, totaling eight sweaters. For the most part, these are the lead characters of the play, with the exception of Cordelia, who is the most beloved daughter in King Lear, but nowhere near as active on-stage as her cruel sisters. The sweaters I’ve designed exist somewhere in between costume, illustration, and interpretation. Some are garments that I would want my actors wearing on stage, if I were to direct a play. But more often than not, these sweaters express what is at the core of each character—their conflicts, their personalities, their words. They can be worn every day in the modern world, but are encoded with literary interpretations. en_US
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dc.subject Honors thesis en_US
dc.subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 en_US
dc.subject Hamlet (play) en_US
dc.subject Othello (play) en_US
dc.subject King Lear (play) en_US
dc.subject Macbeth (play) en_US
dc.subject Knitting en_US
dc.subject Clothing en_US
dc.title The Apparel Oft Proclaims the Man: Interpreting Shakespeare through Knitting en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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