Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Much Ado about Shakespeare

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Much Ado about Shakespeare

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Byline: Carlie Walker

CAROLYN Taylor-Smith has designed costumes for six of the University of Southern Queensland's annual productions of Shakespeare in the Park - and this year she has gone all out for the university's version of Twelfth Night.

The Toowoomba-based designer, who has worked on the productions of The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest, faces a new challenge this year.

The production tells the tale of a young woman, named Viola, shipwrecked on the Illyrian coast, separated from her twin brother, Sebastian.

Both believe the other to be dead and, after being told about a lovelorn duke, Viola decides to dress as a man and seek employment with him.

While she is pretending to be a man named Cesario, the duke asks Viola to woo Olivia, the noble woman with whom he is madly in love.

Viola, however, falls deeply in love with the duke herself and vows to become his wife.

Carolyn has faced a brand new challenge of creating costumes for a woman pretending to be a man but wryly says it's all part of what makes the production so entertaining. …

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