Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Zea, Wendi


AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Stephanie Anne Molitor, for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater, presented on 2 July 2010, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. TITLE: A PORTRAIT OF FOUR IN GLASS: THE COSTUME DESIGN FOR THE GLASS MENAGERIE MAJOR PROFESSOR: Wendi Zea The Department of Theater at Southern Illinois University Carbondale presented Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie in October 2011. This thesis presents the documentation and analysis of my costume design process for this piece. Chapter 1 contains an analysis of the script, including pertinent biographical information about the playwright, which relates to the play. Chapter 2 presents documentation on my design and collaboration process, while Chapter 3 notes the process of building and presenting the show. Chapter 4 is an evaluation, which assesses my strengths and weaknesses throughout the production, as well as an analysis of the feedback I received. The appendices contain process sketches, construction and execution paperwork, renderings, and production photos.




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