The Birds Costume Design (BDA_US37)

     
My response to The Birds is an exploration of sexual power set in the world of Vaudeville.  The land of the Birds contains a forgotten chorus of voluptuous women.  While they are soft and inviting, they exude a power that is both exciting ad intimidating.  For a washed-up comedy duo fleeing their fading glory, it seems the perfect place to reign anew.  They enter into a world full of other washed-up men (Epops), Stage-door Johnnies (The Men), and “Legitimate,” stage actors (The Gods).  The shifts in power and status resulting from stratifying these characters into recognizable theatrical categories allows for a powerful comment on sex, power and greed.
 
 
Emily DeAngelis, USA  
University of California San Diego