Costumes play a very important role in Twelfth Night, so this month's play meme fits perfectly! As I remember watching only one adaptation of the play (but many times!), I'll take illustrations from it. And the adaptation I'm speaking about is Russian 1955 film "Twelfth Night". I like it a lot, because the cast is perfect, and they are all very good actors. Costumes are also very well chosen, you'll see!
Viola & her twin brother Sebastian
Viola is pretending to be a man, and so she dresses accordingly:
No wonder breasts are completely invisible under such a thick velvet! And men's haircuts are just perfect for a woman to imitate!
She also behaves like a proper guy:
But when she looks at her love, Orsino, her disguise is completely useless! Look at those eyes!
And that's she in a dress, in the very end:
The clown usually looks like this:
but for the practical joke they played with Malvolio he had to dress as a monk:
For other characters costumes are not so important, so here are just a few pictures:
|Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Olivia's suitor|
|And that's the whole merry company together.|
|Antonio, a captain and friend to Sebastian.|
|Preparing for a duel =)|
|Olivia in mourning. I love her dress!|
So that's pretty much everything about the costumes in this wonderful adaptation of Twelfth Night. I hope I made you wish to watch it, but even if not - just enjoy the nice costumes! =)