Subseries - Dalhousie Theatre : The Good Woman of Setzuan

Costume design for the cabaret singer Costume design for carpetdealer and wife Costume design for the God #2 Costume design for the God #2 Costume design for the God #3 Costume design for a husband Mask diagram Costume design for Lin To Costume design for Mrs. Mi Tsu Costume design for mother and two children Costume design for a policeman Costume design for a priest Costume design for niece, a prostitute Costume design for two prostitutes Costume design for Mrs. Shin Costume design for Mr. Shu Fu Costume design for waiter Costume design for Wang Costume design for Mrs. Yang's mask and wig Costume design for Mrs. Yang Costume design for Yang Sun Costume design for Yang Sun's mask Costume design for unidentified woman Costume design for man with thunderbolts Costume design for man in two-piece suit Costume design for man with muff Costume design for woman with bow Costume design for three-faced man Diagram of masks Costume design for old woman, carpet dealer Costume design for Shen-te as Granola Costume design for Shen-te as prostitute Costume design for Wong Costume design for Mrs. Yang Design for scene 1 : Tobacco shop Design for scene 4 : Street in front of shop Design for scene 4 : "Balloon for Florida Travel" and scene 7: "The Cheque" Design for scene 5: "My Shu Fu's thoughts in front of shop" and scene 6: "Bal... Design for bound woman Design for "Mmmm!!!" Design for scene 8 : Tobacco factory Design for scene 4-A : "You are free..." Design for scene 9 : Office, Yan Sun Design for scene 9 : Office, Shui Ta's Design for "If it's free..." Design for "If it's free..." Design for the restaurant Design for the restaurant Design for the courthouse Design for the courthouse
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Dalhousie Theatre : The Good Woman of Setzuan

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  • [19--] (Creation)
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    Doyle, Robert

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55 drawings : 35.5 x 69 cm and smaller - 51 photocopies : b&w ; 28 x 43 cm and smaller - 2 prints : b&w ; 8.5 x 12 in.

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(1938-)

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Robert Doyle is a leading figure in set and costume design in Canada, whose work has been showcased in more than 500 theatre productions. He began his professional career as a dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. After undergoing knee surgery he transitioned into theatrical design, working at regional theatres such as Manitoba Theatre Centre and Halifax's Neptune Theatre, where he was the founding costume designer. He pursued his studies at Wimbledon School of Fine Art's Theatre Division. While in England he researched 18th-century civilian and military clothes, and later trained a staff to invent accurate copies for the character animation planned for the restoration of Fortress Louisburg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

This ambitious project sparked Doyle's awareness of the need for costume design training in Canada, and he subsequently taught at Regina University and at Dalhousie University, where he founded the Costumes Studies Program. In 1999 he was appointed Art Director of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Pan American Games in Winnipeg. He has also designed costumes and sets for The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and Ballet J├Ârgen, and conducted costume workshops throughout North America. In 2006 Doyle taught the final year at Red Deer College's Costume Program. He subsequently wrote a series of books on costume-making, including Waisted Efforts: An Illustrated Guide to Corset Making, Laundry: The Whys and Hows of Cleaning Clothes, Art of the Tailor, and Costuming the Dance.

In 2007 Robert Doyle received the Order of Canada for his life's work and mentoring of members of the Canadian theatre community.

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File contains costume designs, set designs, and research materials for Dalhousie Theatre's production of The Good Woman of Setzuan.

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