Hamlet

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Mason Barnes
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
2017
Set Designer: Michael Ganio
Costume Designer: Dorothy Marshall Englis
Lighting Designer: Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz
Photos by Peter Wochniak
“Dorothy Marshall Englis designed the equally evocative, period-free costumes.”

—Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Barnes’ collaborators on Hamlet include Dorothy Marshall Englis and her independent costume design, which features players decked out in clothing and styles that seem to cover wide-ranging eras. As she writes in her program notes, “So when asked what period we are in, the final solution is that we are here, now, but also evoking the past.” Therefore, this Hamlet is part 15th century, part 21st and parts in between.”

—Mark Bretz, Ladue News

“Attention is shifted and mood is altered effectively, while Dorothy Marshall Englis’ costumes ruffle and furl and snap into place with appropriate drama. …”

—Tina Farmer, KDHX

“The design team continues the vision of director Barnes with the eclectic costumes from Dorothy Marshall Englis that span the eras to help make this “Everyman” concept work within the parameters of this production.”

—Steve Allen, Stage Door St. Louis

“Dorothy Marshall Englis’ costumes are an eclectic mix of styles from different eras, because this is, after all, a “play for the ages.” I enjoyed the mashup of different looks and textures. “

—Chris Gibson, Broadway World

“From the costuming, which is classic, with just a hint of modern thrown in; to the minimal yet gorgeously haunting set, not a single misstep took place in this show.”

—Jackie McGarry, St. Louis Limelight

“Then there are the costumes. Dorothy Marshall Englis either had a really good time with this one or a nervous breakdown. They’re handsome and fascinating and totally timeless, with modern references and riffs on standard things – watch the back of a jacket, for instance, for a flow of pleats.”

—Joe and Ann Pollack, St. Louis Eats and Drinks

“The fantastic lighting by Lonnie Rafael Alcarez, the sumptuously detailed 19th Century-influenced costumes by Dorothy Marshall Englis, and the superb sound design and atmospheric original music by Barry G. Funderberg all contribute to the overall immediate, intense atmosphere.”

—Michelle Kenyon (“Snoop”), Snoop’s Theatre Thoughts

“Hamlet’s Elsinor is an appropriately dark place thanks, Michael Ganio’s scenic design, Dorothy Marshall Englis’s costumes, Lonnie Rafael Alcarez’s lighting and Barry M. Funderberg’s sound.”

—Gerry Kowarsky and Bob Wilcox, Two on the Aisle

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