Dressing Room Decor
I know I said I wouldn’t be posting any more this week, but since I learned that legendary stage & screen actor, Paul Scofield, died on Wednesday; and I found this interesting article in the New York Times, I decided I couldn’t resist.
I’ve always loved theatres. When I acted in college and high school my favorite moments rarely happened onstage, they happened backstage, often in the dressing rooms. There is something special about putting on make-up in front of a mirror, making your character come to life. I adored putting on the various costumes and seeing someone new when I looked in the mirror. I even love the smells. The make-up, the powders, the mustiness of the costumes, even the hair spray. It was all part of the magic. So, today when I read the article about Broadway actors & how they designed their dressing rooms, I was moved. I loved seeing Andrea Martin’s dressing room for Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein:
(Photo by Tony Cenicola, New York Times)
And Sherie Rene Scott’s dressing room for Ursula in The Little Mermaid:
(photo by Tony Cenicola, New York Times)
If you get a chance, & you love theatre as much as I do, read the article. There’s also a slide show & a wonderful picture of the amazing Harvey Fierstien‘s dressing room. So much fun. Anyhoo, this is it for me this week. Have a hoppy weekend. (Get it? Because of Easter I said hoppy!)