Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] rosaries and crosses
- At 10:13 AM 3/19/2007, you wrote:
>There is also something else to consider.. how much of that ausienceA crucifix does not a rosary make. Modern Bishops and cardinals do
>really doent care?
>I mean I am jewish am I really going to care what teh costume is if
>the story line is good, and how would I know one way ort the other
>if its correct.
>I ahve seen local parish bishops from the local dicoesewearing
>rosaries as chest pieces........
wear a crucifix around their neck. They do not wear rosaries in the same way.
And just to clarify nomenclature a cross is just the upright and
transverse pieces. A crucifix has a corpus (the body of Christ) on it.
>----- Original Message -----"Those Who Fail To Learn History
>From: Sylvia Rognstad
>Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 9:40 AM
>Subject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] rosaries and crosses
>I think it depends on a lot of things. In this case, it would be just
>as easy and correct for the priest to wear a cross on a chain or a
>thong, I think, and that wouldn't offend anyone. In general, if it's
>going to be distracting to a lot of people, I probably would opt for
>what they're more comfortable with, even if it's somewhat historically
>incorrect. In theatre, we make a lot of choices that are not totally
>period all the time, in terms of the cut of garments, for instance. We
>may modify the style to suit an actor's body, change the colors for the
>sake of overall harmony, etc. etc. In the past it used to be easier to
>get away with this, because you didn't have reenactors and other groups
>of costumers who study costume history and try to make sure whatever
>they are doing is absolutely historically correct. Nowadays there is
>that critical element in the audience, so it seems like someone is
>always going to be offended no matter what you do.
>On Mar 18, 2007, at 9:14 PM,
> > In a message dated 3/18/2007 2:09:30 PM Central Standard Time,
> > <mailto:sylvia%40ntw.net>sylvia@...
> > writes:
> > Thank you. It sounds like, if one can trust Wikipedia, it would have
> > been ok in the 1400s when our play is set. I do wonder, however, if
> > Catholic audiences today might resent it, not knowing the history.
> > Sylvia
> > That's an interesting topic - how do you deal with it when you do
> > something
> > which is historically correct, but to a contemporary audience looks
> > like a
> > mistake? Do you opt for accuracy, or what will be incorrect, but less
> > distracting
> > to the audience?
> > Donna
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