The blog is on costuming–applies to writers and tellers
first few sentences here–for the rest, go to Lois’ blog!
HISTORICAL #FASHION WITH GUEST AUTHOR JOAN LEOTTA
Joan Leotta has been playing with words since childhood. She is a poet, essayist, journalist, playwright, and author of several books both, fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. She is also a performer and gives one-woman shows on historic figures and spoken word folklore shows and teaches writing and storytelling. Learn more about Joan and her books at her website.
Storytelling—An excuse to play dress-up!
Civil War Costuming
As a professional performer and writer, I have the excuse to wear “costumes.” When I perform shows from the US Civil or Revolutionary War eras or other historical periods, I find that costumes help reinforce the verbal and storyline cues. Moreover, wearing the clothes of a person of that era, allows you as performer to literally “walk in the shoes” of the characters you have created