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DiGactani: You've done a lot of very different plays and adaptations.

Hampton: That's deliberate. Not only do I try to seek different subject matter with each new play, but I also try to find the particular style that is appropriate to the subject matter -- rather than trying to develop a recognizable style of my own.
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Photos UAF April 19 - 28, 2002 Kade Mendelowitz: Lighitng Designer
Set as costumes: Costume Design Ideas

Imprisoned by costumes. The they undess for the sex scenes, the struggle to get out -- and she stops (Tourvel) and cries. He understood it (what does he do?), he knows that she is the one.

The scenes are set as at the opera. Which aria? Must be early Italian. Just stop the action and listen. Like the frozen frame, return back without any references to it.

... Don Giovanni!

He paints Cecile with the floresent paint, with Tourvel -- cam-camera on him, to frow the XCUs on the screen, the body parts (a lot of tech, maybe better to use recorded shots).

http://www.costumes.org/shows/100pages/Liasionslinks.htm Tara's pages!


Summary: Three Ages of Woman

Adapted for stage and screen several times over the past century, French author Francois Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 novel Les Liasons Dangeureuses was the basis for this Academy Award-winning Stephen Frears film. The plot is motivated by a cruel wager between the beautiful but debauched Marquise de Merteuil (Glenn Close) and her misogynistic former lover, the Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovitch). The Marquise challenges Valmont to seduce the virginal Cecile de Volanges (Uma Thurman) before the girl can be wed. Valmont offers a more difficult counter-challenge: He bets the Marquise that he will be able to bed the very moral and very married Madame de Tourvel (Michelle Pfeiffer). In the course of carrying out his plan, Valmont is stricken with a sudden case of honor and remorse, while the Marquise becomes all the more vicious. Hal Erickson



Naked body as a costume. Christian idea. How to stage it?


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