Changes of Heart: A costume interpretation
Changes of Heart reflects the irony and surprises of love in an entertaining story about broken hearts and new interests. The period of the play is set in the early eighteen hundreds and deals with the temptations of love compared to the temptations of money and material wealth. The costume design, although not as extravagant as many larger plays, was able to convey the theme of the production, as
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me it is not love that she beams over, but riches and a new self-perception that has won her heart.
The play ends with Harlequin unmasked and vulnerable in the same common clothes with which he had worn throughout, and Silvia in an elegant gown strewn with riches and at the hand of the handsome prince. The costumes could not be anymore correct as the shallow need for wealth overshadows the power of true love.