Welcome to the world of researching costume design! Understanding what was worn in a specific time and place is essential to designing a show. This guide will help you get to know some of the most essential resources that you can use not only for this class, but also for other projects in the future.
Some essential online resources:
If you have questions, concerns, or want to proudly share how you just aced your research, contact the Research Librarian for Performing Arts, Scott Stone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Try some of these SUBJECT searches to locate books on costume design, clothing throughout history, and other similar resources:
A very select group of books on these topics are available below. If you look for these books on the shelves make sure you look at the items immediately surrounding them to find other books on the same topic!
Full length production of the play:
Books related to cowboy/western culture:
Digital photograph collections related to cowboys/western culture:
Full length productions of and documentaries about the Tempest:
Books about costuming Shakespeare productions:
Books interpreting and historically placing The Tempest: