Sir Andrew Aguecheek, born into the aristocracy, has nothing going for
him but his money, and the staff indicates his rank, as does the purple
hat. But it is dunce-shape, for he is a dull wearisome sot, and the wine
goblet marks the extent of his 'culture'. His pinched and meager form, clad in the ruffles and finery of
conceit cannot hide his jealousy, in the yellow-green background. The red
vest reveals his lust, and the mantle of discordant colors, his coarseness.
The pink sleeve shows a touch of well-meaning. He is stupid, but not
vicious. It is said, the kinds at school called him: "Andy, Andy, the
Angelo: "Measure for Measure"
Despite his name, he is an evil-doer, for condemning others for the
same faults he has, but masks with such cunning. In a position of power
he wields a deadly weapon; a dagger in one hand, a sceptre in the
other. His ducal hat, pendant and robe of black ermine also represent
his authority. The left upper sleeve is, however, divided, revealing
his deceptive, split personality, and the horizontal stripes, a base
nature, that is prisoner to lust; the touches of red. The stitching on his
garments implies his submission to conformity. Behind the Duke's royal crest in
the lower right corner can be seen Angelo's shield: a crescent moon of
covetousness, an a ground of gray, like the background, signifying
shadows, dark deeds and concealment. Maybe Marianne can show him that sex is NOT dirty!
Barnadine: "Measure for Measure"
Although he had been imprisoned for 12 years (...and nobody knew
exactly why!) His free spirit defied authority and any intimidation. This
duality is shown behind him in the blue sky & Prison bars & lock. He is a
firm truth-teller and this passion is ear-marked by the red sleeve, and
symbol on his tunic, whose brown color defines his naturalness & sincerity.
The other sleeve bears the ornamentation of 'society' by whose legalities
he was confined. Breaking the ax is symbolic of his refusal to be
executed. Tho the star of Fate is stamped on his trouser leg, his face is strong
and resolute. At last, out of futility, he won his liberty. A most singular
and extraordinary being. "Right On, Barney, you tell 'em!"
Beatrice: "Much Ado About Nothing"
Another truth-teller and sterling character like her light blue
background. Her spirit and wit are as flowing her hair and as sharp as her
ready smile. The wide purple collar shows her openness and nobility. The red & pink
of her sleeve and bodice reveal her passion and tenderness, trimmed in
loyalty, love, and integrity, holding a candle. In her own way she
brings light to a troubled situation. Her skirt of many colors, designs
and stitches are characteristic of her adaptability to every circumstance.
The emphasis on circular designs is emblematic of spherical harmony. What
a champion! And to think Womens' Liberation hadn't been invented yet!