Clothes Make the Man

Clothes Make the Man

The Apple Seed

  • Mar 7, 2018 7:00 pm
  • 57:48 mins
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In act I, scene III of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, we find the pompous Polonius rattling off seemingly useless advice to his departing son, Laertes. Starting on line 71, Polonius famously declares: “Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not expressed in fancy—rich, not gaudy, For the apparel oft proclaims the man.” You’ve probably heard that last part before; the idea that “the clothes make the man.” We want to explore that idea on this episode of  The Apple Seed: we’ve got a variety of stories for you about clothing, and the memories and meaning that a particular outfit can carry. Garment for the Moon by Michael Katz (2:18) A young tailor goes in search of a magic material that will allow him to dress the moon. Learn more about Michael Katz by visiting: Apple Seed Team Roundtable (16:22) The Apple Seed Team discusses a range of topics from beloved red berets, favorite costumes, and Andre Marques' days as a fashion vlogger. Feeding His Clothes by Heather Forest (32:08) Similar to the Emperor’s New Clothes it pokes fun at the superficiality of one’s attire. Learn more about Heather Forest by visiting: John Hard Hack by Paul Bliss (35:33) A rather rough and scruffy man wants to impress his wife with a new outfit and he ends up surprising her, however the reason isn’t his new suit. Learn more about Paul Bliss by visiting: Plaid Dress by Molly Catron (39:33) For the start of high school Molly gets a plaid dress from the department store, which was the pattern one of her friends would wear and how owning a plaid dress changed their dynamics. Learn more about Molly Catron by visiting: Mary and the Red Dress by Liz Weir (47:54) A pretty dress can steal your heart away but in this story it just might also take your soul. Learn more about Liz Weir by visiting: The Flower Girl by Milbre Burch (53:50) Milbre’s daughter is asked to be a flower girl for a wedding. At first a dress is constructed for her that’s rather simple but it turns out she wants something more ornate. Learn more about Milbre Burch by visiting:

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