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a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally

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With a nod to gender bending, Bekkers sometimes adds the top ring of the drum farthingale to his Elizabethan menswear, a look that brings a whimsical sense of equality to men's garments, which are usually dwarfed by the size of the women's dresses.
William Bell, clerk of the "Jewell Coffers," received wages for looking after the Queen's jewels "at the removing of the Courte to divers places" (fo.30), (30) and Robert Hughes was paid for making and delivering farthingales to "thoffice of her ma[les] Roabes" from July 1603 to March 1604 (fo.33).
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a stunning showcase of pantaloons and farthingales, draws 400,000 visitors.
On screen, Kate's conforming to Petruchio's outlandish requests of her begins prior to their departure for her sister Bianca's wedding, in a supplemental scene adapted from 4.3.174-187, Petruchio softly wakes Kate (who has been sleeping alone) to declare, "And now, my honey love, we will return unto your father's house and revel it as bravely as the best, with silken coats and caps and golden rings and ruffs and cuffs and farthingales and things; with amber bracelets, beads, and scarves and fans." Kate, startled by her husband's waking her, inquires, "When shall we leave?"
Returning home, my grandmother, removing the beauty spots from her face and untying her farthingales, informed my grandfather of her loss and ordered him to pay.
If the humanities are now regarded, even by some of their professional practitioners, as superfluous to the "real" life we live, fluff and farthingales that are pleasant to fiddle with when nothing more important occupies us, then the two-thousands-and-plus-year ideal of liberal education, which has been the motive of human improvement from the time of Confucius in China and the schoolmen of Rome, is truly in its final days.
Corsets constrict women's torsos, and long dresses over bell-shaped farthingales or bum rolls and petticoats hide and inhibit the legs.
"I was in huge farthingales, huge fan ruffs and all sorts.
(32) Women's farthingales exaggerated the hips, as a garment that started out as hooped petticoats grew so large that their wearers couldn't sit down.
De Beauvoir argued that female costumes and styles have been designed to prevent activity: "Chinese women with bound feet could scarcely walk, the polished fingernails of the Hollywood star deprive her of her hands; high heels, corsets, panniers, farthingales, crinolines were intended less to accentuate the curves of the feminine body than to augment its incapacity".
Men wore rich cloaks and elaborate doublet and hose--MacIntyre informs us that 'tying the points which attached hose to doublet was probably the most awkward part of Elizabethan dressing.' (12) Women wore tied bodices--'Cut my lace, Charmian' (1.3.71) Cleopatra says, because that would be quicker than untying her bodice; retying it would not be quite so quick--skirts draped and layered over petticoats and farthingales. None of this was zippered, of course, and little of it was buttoned, since buttons were largely decorative; rather, men and women were, hooked, pinned, tied, sometimes sewn into their clothing.
The tantalizing that Petruchio began with victuals continues with clothes, when Petruchio promises Katherina that they will return to her father's house And revel it as bravely as the best, With silken coats and caps, and golden rings, With ruffs and cuffs and farthingales and things, With scarves and fans and double change of brav'ry, With amber bracelets, beads and all this knav'ry.
The first big breakthrough was the invention of the petticoat and the best came from abroad - Elizabethan woman treasured their Spanish hooped "farthingales".
1); `There can be few students of Shakespearian drama or regular visitors to the theatre who have failed to remark the readiness with which Shakespeare's female characters discard their petticoats and farthingales and disguise themselves as youths' (p.
The reference to farthingales is not as generalized as may be supposed.