Spring 2015 Fashion/Costume Design Studio
"With direful voice an eagle-owl sounds,
And death he brings to us.
If servant loyal you choose to be,
All evil talks let pass carefree."
Master Claretus, a Czech writer, scholar, and master of Prague University in the 1300s, wrote this poem and many others in his book "Ptačí Zahrádka" (Bird Garden). This book contains poetry about a variety of European birds, simultaneously describing the character of the birds as well as the historic characteristics of Czech people. The goal of this project was to interpret the personality of the assigned bird into a theatrical costume that expresses its characteristic nature.
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