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Hamlet on SL Production Blog

Archive for November, 2007

Horatio’s traveling cloak

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Ina wanted me to put together a few ideas for “traveling cloak” for Horatio. The cloak would be open fronted, but I’m not sure how close the front flaps would lie–personal preference I suppose. Also, depending on the weather, this cloak could be fur lined.

I think these two directly above (Thomas Moore and […]

Simple Dress (non-gentry)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

The simple outfits for the working class and farmers.  These make up the majority of the country.  They are also the people who felt most intensely the struggle between Catholicism and Protestantism because they made up the majority of the deaths on either end.

These lovely pictures are from Rent A Peasant in the UK.  They […]


Monday, November 26th, 2007

Borrowing what others have posted, I’ve come up with a few visuals for Horatio. He’s a bit more academic than dashing. Possibly a geek before geeks where chic…LOL. I’m viewing him in more sobering colors–browns, blacks, greys. Less on the frills.
This is a picture of the poet, John Donne. […]

Live Scene 1 Timeline

Monday, November 26th, 2007

December: (official) preproduction
January: production
February: Single Scene Miniproudction Play Opens!
March: (Analysis)

Act 1 Scene 1 Character Sketches

Monday, November 26th, 2007

I should probably have made these sketches available far before now, as I’m typically meticulous in details even for minor characters. I like having every character in medias reas—such that every character, however minor, has an evident backstory. I also like having long discussions over each character—but, since it seems like I most turn into […]

June, Sachi, and Leetah’s Latest Creations…

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

A few pretty things made to be seen:

Guard Uniform Ideas

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

First Possibility: Fancy Dress
Yeoman Warders (aka. Beefeaters)
These three pictures are of Yeoman Warders. The red uniform is known as their ceremonial uniform and dates from 1485 and the time of the Tudors. Elizabeth I added the white ruff to the outfit.

Both of the pictures above are used with permission from the Flickr […]

Act 1 Scene 1 costume research - Marcellus

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

MARCELLUS: We don’t know much more about Marcellus than we do about Bernardo, except that he’s listed as an officer in all of the editions I have, seems to be on an equal footing with Horatio, and of high enough rank to address Hamlet as he does after Hamlet meets the Ghost in A1s5. […]

Act 1 Scene 1 costume research - Bernardo

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

In some editions, Bernardo is an officer, in some he is listed as a soldier. If he is a common soldier, then he could have the same costume as Francisco. In the text both he and Marcellus defer to Horatio’s education, although Marcellus seems to be of equal rank to Horatio when they’re […]

Act 1 Scene 1 costume research - Francisco; soldiers in general

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

SL Shakespeare Hamlet – Ada Radius 2007-09-09
Act1 scene 1 soldier costumes – Francisco, Bernardo, Marcellus
The best guess is that, regardless of the setting of the play itself, the soldiers in the cast would have been dressed, more or less, as Elizabethan era soldiers. The soldiers of the sixteenth century wore civilian dress with scarves, […]