DRESSING THE PART: A History of Costume for the Theatre. Fairfax Proudfit Walkup.

DRESSING THE PART: A History of Costume for the Theatre

New York: F.S. Crofts & Co., 1938. First edition. Hardcover. 397 p. 278 textual figures. "An unusually complete and practical guide to costume in all ages, organized by historical periods and countries and with special attention to the nineteenth century. Detailed descriptions are supplemented with working patterns, suggestions as to color, materials, etc. and a wealth of illustrations." The "First Lady of American Educational Theatre," Walkup (1887-1976) taught costume and the history of theatre at the University of Arizona, and founded the Children's Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse. Quarto. Original blue cloth binding, with dark blue stamping. Internally crisp and clean. Light wear to the corners and tips. The dust jacket is a trifle sun faded along the spine, with just a hint of edgewear. Better than very good. Very Good / Very Good. Item #61714

Price: $75.00

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