For The Rising of the Moon by Lady Gregory:  1. describe the setting (this includes the time period, season, and time of day). Paint a clear...

For The Rising of the Moon by Lady Gregory: 

1. describe the setting (this includes the time period, season, and time of day). Paint a clear written picture that tells what the setting looks like. 2. describe each costume in detail. The costumes must establish the style of the production, illustrate the historical period, and indicate the personality of each character.

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Lady Gregory's one-act play The Rising of the Moon is set on the quay of a small Irish seaport town on a moonlit night. There are some posts and chains, a large barrel, and stone steps leading down to the sea. Three policemen, led by a sergeant who is older than the others, enter carrying placards and a pot of paste.

The play was first staged in 1907, so the policemen would be wearing uniforms typical of early-twentieth century Irish police officers: dark blue serge tunics and trousers with matching helmets. They would be dim figures in the...

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