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This thesis serves as a record of the process of designing and building costumes for the production of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors produced by The George Washington University at the Dorothy Betts Theater in Washington D.C. The production opened February 14, 2019 and closed February 17, 2019. This rendition was directed by Matthew R. Wilson, Associate Professor of Theater. The scenic designer was Pancharee Sangkaeo, the lighting designer was Jolien Louis, the sound designer was John Traub, and the stage manager was Calista Ragland. The intent of this thesis is to examine the importance of the concept stewardship, rather than ownership, of design in the collaborative process of theatrical design. Discussion of this concept is supported by the inclusion of costume sketches and final renderings along with production photos.

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