Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of


Date of this Version

Spring 4-20-2010


A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Fine Arts, Major: Theatre Arts, Under the Supervision of Professor Janice Stauffer. Lincoln, Nebraska: May, 2010
Copyright (c) 2010 Shannon Paulick


“Tartuffe: The Costume Design Process” is a paper that describes the conceptualization, creation, and critique of the costume design chosen for the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film’s production of Tartuffe during the spring semester of 2010. The conceptualization process included meetings with the director, historical research of France during the 1660s, and consideration of the play’s specific needs. The rough sketches and finalized renderings, along with the historical research, are featured within the thesis. The creation process involved numerous people, hours, and creative solutions to bring the design to fruition. Newspapers and an American College Theatre Festival respondent reflected on the effectiveness of the production within the critique process. The thesis also features an individual analysis from the costume designer. Additional information concerning the design process may be acquired from the pictorial evidence of the actualized performance.

Adviser: Janice Stauffer