Shakespeare in the Park

Following the process of putting together an outdoor Shakespeare experience!

   Apr 05

The Fashion Edition… What ARE they wearing?

Thankfully (??) this isn’t one of those all-nude productions of R&J… we’re pretty traditional. No space age, tin foil helmets or bubble wrap (now THERE’s an idea!), though there was talk about an all pirate version. (Come on… “O Romeo, O Romeo, wherefore arrrrrrrrt thou Romeo?” )

So what are we decking our young lovers out in? See below… sorry, not too many details… just an idea of some fabric and color choices. Our approximate “date” of the show is 1515. So if you’re curious about styles, you’ll have to do some looking. :)

Montague, head of warring household Dark blue tunic with gold and black accents
Capulet, head of warring household Black robe with gold and orange accents
Romeo, son to Montague Royal blue long doublet with gold accents, black tights, black cloak, blue shirt. Slashing on sleeves. Dark blue slops?
Mercutio, kinsman to the Queen, and friend to Romeo Turquoise velvet doublet, black tights, black cloak, lt blue shirt under slashed paisley shirt.
Benvolio, nephew to Montague, and friend to Romeo Charcoal moleskin long doublet, gray slops, black tights, black cloak, black shirt
Tybalt, nephew to Lady Capulet Red shirt, belted Red taffeta tunic, black slops, black tights.
Paris, a young nobleman Dark Gold tunic, black tights, gold shirt. Brown slops?
Friar Laurence, Franciscan Belted gray robe, large cross or crucifix
Sampson, servant to Capulet orange doublet, brown shirt, gray slops and hose
Friar John, Franciscan gray robe
Abraham, servant to Montagues purple doublet, black slops and hose, black cloak
An Apothecary Green furry tunic, tattered brown or gray cloak
WOMEN Costume
Eleanora, Queen of Verona crown, green jacquard gown with silver chemise
Lady Montague, wife to Montague Royal blue taffeta gown with black accents.
Lady Capulet, wife to Capulet Deep wine colored taffeta gown. Black  satin. Ropa. Black or gold chemise- depends on underskirt.
Juliet, daughter to Capulet Pink taffeta skirt, purple jacquard bodice with pink brocade sleeves  Veil.  (possible second dress, light blue and purple?)
Nurse, to Juliet Mustard and tan striped gown, brown chemise. Brown cloak
Bathsheba, servant to Romeo Blue skirt, & bright purple bodice, black cloak, blue chemise
Gabrielle, servant to Capulet Tan/Orange skirt &  tan leather bodice, gold overskirt, burnt orange chemise
Musician Red houplande over blue or gray gown
Page2 Light green chemise with gold apron and green overdress.

 

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