Illusion Inspiration

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See what is inspiring the production designers for our March 2013 production of The Illusion by Tony Kushner, freely adapted from Pierre Corneille's L'illusion Comique.

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theatre KAPOW presents a sharp-witted comedy that explores what is reality and what is not. An anxious father seeks to reunite with his estranged son and enl. The Conjuring, Anxious, 17th Century, Illusions, Theatre, Fairy Tales, Comedy, Angels, Father

The Illusion by Tony Kushner - Trailer

theatre KAPOW presents a sharp-witted comedy that explores what is reality and what is not. An anxious father seeks to reunite with his estranged son and enl...

"What in this world is not evanescent? What in this world is real and not seeming? Love, which seems the realest thing, is really nothing at all; a simple gr. Gray Rock, Love Only, All Or Nothing, In This World, Breeze, Illusions, Surface, Earth, Dreams

The making of The Illusion

"What in this world is not evanescent? What in this world is real and not seeming? Love, which seems the realest thing, is really nothing at all; a simple gr...

Some character inspiration for Alcandre: Picasso’s Harlequin with Violin. Picasso, Violin, Character Inspiration, Illusions, Design, Stone, Design Comics

Some character inspiration for Alcandre: Picasso’s Harlequin with Violin.

Men, men, men, men. Historical Costume, Historical Clothing, Doublet, Clothing Patterns, Illusions, Collars, History, Amazon, Men

Dashing Doublets

In business for over 30 years, Amazon Drygoods offers historic clothing patterns, shoes, books, collars and much more for all of your history related apparel needs.

Portrait and statue images of costumes dress and headwear in France in century. Medieval Gothic, Medieval Fashion, Medieval Clothing, Renaissance, Portrait Images, 15th Century, Costume Dress, Illusions, French

French renaissance 15th century costume dress portraits images

Portrait and statue images of costumes dress and headwear in France in 15th century.

Harlequin brings back to Pantaloon the sons the old man had with an "infamous woman" that later managed to get married with Harlequin himself. But Pantalone sends them all away . Human Oddities, Character Sketches, Wild Ones, Illusions, Creepy, Fairy Tales, Weird, Old Things, History

Pantalone | Pantaloon | Commedia dell'Arte | Maurice Sand illustration | Grevembroch watercolor

All about Venice Carnival | Commedia dell'Arte, masks, photos, photographs, pictures, images, history, traditions | Harlequin, Pulcinella, Pantalone and all Italian Comedy characters.

"Not usually active in the main Commedia plots, he is involved in many minor intrigues, either on his own, or with other characters. He is notable for his impetuousity and resourcefulness. If he has an idea, no matter how farfetched, he will put it into action immediately, with no regard for the consequences" Illusions, Action, Characters, Painting, Inspiration, Design, Stone, Biblical Inspiration, Group Action

Commedia dell'Arte

"Not usually active in the main Commedia plots, he is involved in many minor intrigues, either on his own, or with other characters. He is notable for his impetuousity and resourcefulness. If he has an idea, no matter how farfetched, he will put it into action immediately, with no regard for the consequences"

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Knight Templar

“A Knight Templar. During the Crusades, there were military and religious orders. Between the first and second crusades two peculiar military and religious orders were established. These were the Knights, Hospitalers, or Knights of St. John, and the Knights Templars. The Knights of St. John were organized originally to care for the sick and wounded among the crusaders and pilgrims to Jerusalem. They took the usual vows of monks, but to these were added vows of military service. They had thus…