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The Old Globe Launches a Coloring Book for Design

Stage Directions • Theatre Buzz • May 21, 2020

Get a taste of theatre design with this new series from The Old Globe Theatre—The Old Globe Coloring Book. Every Thursday, The Old Globe will post a new page on its Facebook page featuring an original design for costumes, sets, or props from past Globe shows. Along the way, you’ll be treated to design insight from artisans who brought these ideas to life.

Color them in however you want (creativity welcome), and post on your social media and tag @theoldglobe and #globecoloringbook. The following Tuesday, the Globe will post some of their favorites, along with the designer’s original rendering and a photo of the final design onstage. It’s time for your vision to take the spotlight!

The first design in The Old Globe Coloring Book series allows you to color in Costume Designer Robert Morgan’s original design for Old Globe’s Hamlet in 2007, however you want. You can post your work on the Old Globe’s social media outlets and tag @theoldglobe and #globecoloringbook. On Tuesday’s they will post some of their favorites, along with the original rendering and a photo of the final design onstage.

 

The Old Globe Coloring Book version of Robert Morgan’s costume design for Laertes in the 2007 production of Hamlet.

Robert Morgan’s costume rendering for Laertes in the 2007 production of Hamlet at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA

Robert Morgan’s costume design for Laertes realized and onstage in the 2007 production of Hamlet at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA

Charlotte’s Thread (notes from Resident Costume Design Associate Charlotte Devaux):
Laertes, a young lord. Dashing in a velvet cloak and cap, a richly textured houndstooth doublet (jacket) and breeches (calf-length trousers). Cap is decorated with ostrich plumes, often placed on the left side of the cap, leaving the right sword arm free to fight. A sword was an essential part of a gentleman’s dress in the 17th century.

The Creative Team for Old Globe’s 2007 Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
Directed by Darko Tresnjak; Scenic Design by Ralph Funicello; Costume Design by Robert Morgan; Lighting Design by York Kennedy; and Sound Design and original music by Christopher R. Walker.
Original rendering used by permission of Robert Morgan.
These designs have been brought to life by talented staff and artisans at The Old Globe.

Charlotte Devaux has designed 26 productions at the Tony Award Winning Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA. Other regional theatre credit highlights include The La Jolla Playhouse, TheatreWorks, Mo’olelo Performing Arts, San Diego Dance Theatre, and A Cuban Dance Musical at The Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, Miami. Currently, she holds the position of Resident Associate Costume Designer at The Old Globe Theatre.

Robert Morgan’s credits include Broadway and West End productions as well as work at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in D.C., the Ahmanson in L.A., A.C.T. in San Francisco, the Huntington Theater in Boston, the Seattle Rep, the Milwaukee Rep, and San Diego’s Old Globe Theater where he has been a founding associate artist since 1979.

Further information from The Old Globe Theatre: www.theoldglobe.org

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