Performing Arts

Coming at Costume Design From the Artist’s Perspective

Jim Miller's rendering of Raina Petkoff from George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” in a 1981 production. (Courtesy of James Miller)
Jim Miller's rendering of Raina Petkoff from George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” in a 1981 production. (Courtesy of James Miller)

“Costumes don’t make a character; they help an actor do his job. They allow the actor to become a character,” said James Madison Miller, an...




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