Do the Clothes Make the (Wo)man?

This online costume exhibition looks at six Shakespearean heroines and the actors and costumes that brought the characters to life.

This gallery is inspired by Roaring Girls, a season of RSC productions with women at the heart of the action and features costumes from the RSC Costume Collection selected during the Shakespeare by Design Project.

Shakespeare by Design was a collaboration between the RSC and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, which aimed to review, research and contextualise costumes worn on the stage by linking them with material held in the archive at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The Shakespeare by Design project was funded by Arts Council England through the Designation Development Fund.

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