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  • Tags: female stance and gesture

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Act 5. Cleopatra sits with both of her arms extended asking: "Where shall I find him, where? Oh, turn me to him!"

--What scene is this quote from?
--How would you the costume? What are the dominant features?

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Full-length portrait of Susannah Cibber in the role of Imoinda. She looks to the right with both hands outstretched in front of her. She wears a frilled cap with a trailing scarf on her wrist and a heavy gown adorned with tassels from her waist.

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Full-length portrait of Smith in the role of Imoinda. Unlike other adaptations of Oroonoko at the time (including the Hawkesworth version in which Smith is performing), Smith plays in blackface. With arms outstretched and draped with a white scarf,…

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Full-length portrait of Litchfield in the role of Imoinda. Standing in front of a forest, she faces slightly left with arms outspread and the right palm forward. She wears a dark beaded necklace, a turban with a large feather, and a dark fringed sash…

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Full-length portrait of Kemble in the role of Imoinda. Standing in front of a forest, she faces slightly left with arms outspread and the right palm forward. She wears a turban with a large feather and a fringed sash that has a matching pattern with…

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Photograph of Ruth Gordon as Margery Pinchwife from The Country Wife at the Old Vic Theatre.

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Scene design from University of Florida's recent production of Man of Mode.

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A photograph of a 1949 performance of Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem at the Pheonix Theatrein London. For more information seeVictoria & Albert Museum.

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A woman pulls on red breeches, aided by her serving-maid on the left, while a partially-shaved poodle looks on. A pair of stays, a sword, and a playbill sit on a stool; behind them is a dressing table with cosmetics on the right; background includes…
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