They have to be bigger, bolder, and brighter than anything you'll see in real life--stage costumes must define the character in a glance and grab the audience's attention. This wide-ranging sourcebook, with designs from period plays to high opera to pantomime, has something to suit every need. You'll find clothing, accessory, and hairstyle ideas for favorite roles like Cleopatra, Fagin, Madame Butterfly, and Falstaff; and costumes in the Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Elizabethan, and Victorian styles. Bonus: general staging suggestions, including backcloths and flats. 128 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 x 9 1/2.