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How costumes in period dramas shape our perception of royalty

How costumes in period dramas shape our perception of royalty

Our version of the present-day royals is carefully constructed and curated. Kept at bay behind a red velvet rope, we will never get a glimpse into the bedrooms and offices of regal power. That is, other than in period dramas. In film and TV dramatizations of familiar royal tales, the audience is presented with a romanticized and glamorized vision of royal history. Sumptuous silks and gilded homes make up the lush material world on screen. In reality, they are far removed from the bed bugs, tedious political […]

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