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A costume drama is a period piece in which elaborate costumes, sets and properties are featured in order to capture the ambience of a particular era. In the performing arts, a period piece is a work set in a particular era. ... Jump to: navigation, search Yarkand ladies summer fashions. ... In mathematics, a set can be thought of as any collection of distinct things considered as a whole. ... In the performing arts, a prop (the common short form for the more formal property) is anything that is carried by a performer during the performance. ...


There are two types of costume drama. The most common one is the historical costume drama, both on stage and in movies. This catagory includes Braveheart, Rob Roy, and Robin Hood. Plays that took place in the 1930's and 1940's, such as, Last Man Standing, may also be placed in this catagory as well. In a futuristic costume drama, especially one that takes place in the distant future, actors often wore strange, unsual, and sometimes hi-tech costumes to predict on what the clothes of the future might be like. This type of costume drama is mostly shown as a movie or a TV series. Examples of this catagory include Judge Dredd and The Fifth Element. History is often used as a generic term for information about the past, such as in geologic history of the Earth. When used as the name of a field of study, history refers to the study and interpretation of the record of human societies. ... Jump to: navigation, search Braveheart is an epic American motion picture released in 1995 based on the life of William Wallace, a national hero in Scotland. ... Rob Roy can mean different things: Rob Roy is a colloquial name for Scottish hero Robert Roy MacGregor, who has been described as the Scottish Robin Hood. ... Jump to: navigation, search Robin Hood is the archetypal English folk hero, an outlaw who, in modern versions of the legend, stole from the rich to give to the poor. ... Events and trends Technology Jet engine invented Science Nuclear fission discovered by Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann Pluto, the ninth planet from the Sun, is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh British biologist Arthur Tansley coins term ecosystem War, peace and politics Socialists proclaim The death of Capitalism Rise to... Events and trends Technology First nuclear bomb First cruise missile, the V1 flying bomb and the first ballistic missile, the V-2 rocket First transistor Colossus, the worlds first totally electronic computer. ... Jump to: navigation, search Last Man Standing is also the title of a film starring Bruce Willis. ... For the meaning in finance, see futures contract. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the comic-book character Judge Dredd. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Fifth Element (1997) is a science fiction action movie, directed by Luc Besson, starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, and Al Matthews. ...


The term is usually used in the context of film. It is an informal, cross-over term that can apply to several genres but is most often heard in the context of historical dramas and romances, adventure films and swashbucklers. Jump to: navigation, search Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Jump to: navigation, search A genre is a division of a particular form of art according to criteria particular to that form. ... History is often used as a generic term for information about the past, such as in geologic history of the Earth. When used as the name of a field of study, history refers to the study and interpretation of the record of human societies. ... Jump to: navigation, search Drama is a term generally used to refer to a literary form involving parts written for actors to perform. ... The romance film has as its central plot the beginning, obstruction and eventual, though often tragic, fruition of a romance. ... Adventure film is a film genre containing elements of adventure. ... Swashbuckler is a term that came about in the 16th century and was applied to rough, noisy and boastful swordsmen. ...


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screenonline: Costume Drama (682 words)
Costume dramas have been part of British cinema since the silent era.
The relative lack of costume films in the 1950s has been attributed to two factors: Britain's recent history provided ample source material, and there was a general decline in 'women's films', which wartime conditions had encouraged.
Robert Altman, 2002), with an original screenplay, is testament to the enduring popularity and relevance of British costume drama to a modern audience.
Drama (3069 words)
Drama as an art form is a far-reaching discipline providing a humanistic approach to today's societal problems and issues.
Students earning the Bachelor of Arts in drama are prepared to seek employment in the theatre industry, apply for advanced degrees in a specific area of theatre (e.g., MFA in acting or design) or transfer the skills gained through the program to broader career opportunities.
Drama students are also encouraged to apply for undergraduate research, leadership and/or fellowship grants available through the Mary Gates Endowment.
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