In anticipation of the Royal Ballet's The Winter's Tale (screened live tonight in cinemas across the world!), I've been thinking about the big sceen adaptations of Shakespeare plays I have seen.
Romeo and Juliet was the film of the moment when it was released in 1996. The angelic costume worn by Claire Danes is what dreams are made of!
Another favourite from the 1990s, Shakespeare in Love (1998) showed some glorious Elizabethan cosumes. Gwyneth Paltrow, winning the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Viola is particularly lumnious in this film.
Chosen as much for it's depiction of the Italian countryside as the outfits, the film Much Ado About Nothing (1993)was full of innocent petticoats and corsets, immediately rendering the wearer as youthful and rural!
Although I haven't seen it yet, the adaptation of As You like It looks stunning. I think it's set in nineteenth century Japan, which will be unusual.
I'll have to put the book 'In Fine Style; The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion' on my wish list!