These type theatre costumes would portray the class or person who the actor was being.  They would use costumes more than they would use scenery within the first plays to go on the stage.

(the story of Queen Elizabeth I and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots) performed at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, Adams Memorial Outdoor Stage, Cedar City, Utah USA.

Oberon. New York Renaissance Faire.

A Midsummer Night's Dream character, Oberon. New York Renaissance Faire.

Shakespeare in Love (1998) Costume worn by Dame Judi Dench as Elizabeth I #CostumeDesign: Sandy Powell

Judi Dench "Queen Elizabeth I" floral print gown from Shakespeare in Love Designed by Sandy Powell

The Peacock gown from Shakespeare in Love that Judi Dench wears, it is so pretty. I just love it.

The Peacock gown from Shakespeare in Love that Judi Dench wears, it is so pretty. I just love it.

Coats of Peter the Great of Russia. Kaftan and full dress of a colonel in the Preobrazhensky Guards regiment. Early 18th century.

Cosplay Inspiration Coats of Peter the Great of Russia. Kaftan and full dress of a colonel in the Preobrazhensky Guards regiment.

Shakespeare, Renaissance

Художник-конструктор: М.А. Усова. Мастера: Г.П.Грищенко, М.А. Усова.  наряд состоит:  нижнее платье (лен, парча, кружевное полотно, перламутр, жемчуг) верхнее платье (парча жаккард, кружевное полотно, перламутр, жемчуг) оплечье, поручи, головной убор (все – лен, парча, кружевное полотно, тесьма, жемчуг, перламутр, драгоценные и полудрагоценные камни).

The gown and kokoshnik of Russian princesses (tcarevna) before the century. Starting this suit was annulled as civil dress and was used only at masquerades or any other performances.

Wedding-Dress of Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) in "Shakespeare in Love"

shakespeare in love (costume analysis)

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