Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Zea, Wendi


This paper covers an analysis of The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman and my costume design process from beginning to end for the production at Southern Illinois University in May of 2015. The first chapter is my proposal for the costume design as well as a thorough play analysis and Lillian Hellman’s background. Chapter two covers my design process, and discoveries made through the design meeting process. The production is discussed in Chapter three when my designs were realized, and Chapter five is a reflection on the entire process after the show closed. The subsequent appendices include additional renderings and photographs to further enhance my written analysis.




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