Alright, so this is another thing that goes along with my other post, Praises but this time it is a more hesitant tale of the success I got by taking a chance…
Today I had to present my research that I did for the show I am working on in class, Hedda Gabler by Ibsen. We had to set the show in the Victorian or Edwardian era. I chose to do Victorian since the show I assistant designed last semester was in the Edwardian era. I chose to keep the look sleek and I had been doing all the characters which is a lot of work. I got confirmation from a friend about the fact that we had to just focus on what we were assigned. So, all I had to was Hedda Tesman.
I did the research and unsure of accuracy even though I was using a legitimate site because it was extremely stressful and I wasn’t familiar because I hadn’t covered it in my costume history class.
Surprise, though, I got glowing reviews and with the explanations I used it worked out well. So, moral? Go for it and learn from your mistakes because you never know when you are absolutely right or wrong unless you take that risk.
In case you are wondering, I choose things that are appealing to me and really interact with the character because it is a representation of them as they progress throughout the play.