King Lear Costume Research

- The Making of King Lear's Dis-solvable Costume - 

Inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o3jP1rfY7Y

When thinking of the passage in King Lear where the latter is descending into madness, I thought back to the Chalayan water soluble dresses. I thought that if King Lear's costume acted so, this could make a good visual representation of his deteriorating mental health (especially as there is a storm in the scene (Act III Scene II) and the 'rain' could hence make his costume fall to pieces like his mental health). 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDSQmmTr0Ww

Known as Water Soluble Fabric: http://www.barnyarns.co.uk/water-soluble-fabric/

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