Re: Red robes
- That's so interesting! I don't know why I assumed that even though
the issue was heresy and witchcraft it was still a secular court.
It's important to remember that the early colonists weren't looking
for "freedom of religion" for everybody... They were just looking
for a place to do their own thing apart from the Church of England.
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Judith Cataldo"
> I was able to ask Sharon Burnston www.sharonburnston.com historic
> expert today about the red robes. She costumed a high schoolproduction of
> the Crucible last year and used black robes for the magistrateswith a dark
> purple robe for the lead magistrate. She reminded me that this wasa
> clerical court (run by the church) and that the Congregationalistsof the
> 17th century in New England would not have wanted to wear anythingthat
> seemed like the Church of England.for
> Dogs obey. Cats take a message and get back to you.
> --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "barneshaesemeyer"
> <barneshaesemeyer@> wrote:
> > Thanks to all who weighed in on my Crucible costuming question. I
> > to go ahead with the red and will hope that no one mistakes them
> > Cardinals.
> > Donna