How modern actresses cope
Posted by Caroline on October 28, 1997 at 10:47:15:
In response to Regency Deportment, written by Sue on October 27, 1997 at 11:34:29
Sue, in our Membership we have a couple of professional thatrical costume makers and several people who have made regency dresses for themselves. They all agree, that wearing a corset is essential to give the right "look" and movement.
Emma Thompson's Diaries of filming "Sense and Sensibility" apparently contain comments on how uncomfortable the corsets got. ( I have not read them)
Both Mark Strong and Benjamin Witrow have been quoted as saying that they found the clothes not only comfortable, but helped you to stand properly (They were not obliged to wear corsets, I hope)
For detials about corsets, and how they were worn, have a look at our very own Jessamyn's stuff. Here's a link to a start of a conversation which you might find interesting.
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