P&P0 and the reason why
Posted by Caroline on March 08, 1998 at 10:45:59:
In response to A thought on P&P0 costumes, written by Carolyn B on March 05, 1998 at 07:53:12
I have to say this...it comes up regularly on the P&P board.
THe reason given for the change in 'date' of P&P0 is said to have occured because the designer had just finished a a movie set in 1812 and didn't want to repeat himself, so it was pushed ahead bytwenty years just to keep him happy.
Personally, I think P&P is so universal that you could do it in any period costume and make it work. Like the trend for Edvardian Shakespeare, it gives a different take , but doesn't diminish the quality of the story.I would actually like to see a 'modern clothes' production done.
I have very mixed feelings about P&P0, but they are based mainly on the way they deformed the story and lampooned the characters when there was no necessity to do so.Though I must admit, those 1830 costumes look silly. But I think it's because they are probably not that accurate for 1830- they don't hang and move all that well. IMHO, of course.
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