Descriptions furnished by the Hayden Costume Co., 243 Tremont St., Boston, Mass., to whom all interested persons are referred for further details.
Queen Elizabeth. Act 1. - Grey velvet gown, open front, over underskirt of same color; waist high cut with puff sleeves to elbow and tight-fitting to wrist; ruff for neck; head-dress of pearls. Act 2. - Black and gold brocade open front gown, over white brocade underskirt; waist cut to a point; ruff for neck. Red velvet robe, very long, lined with ermine; brilliant coronet with small crown in centre. Act 3. - Dark green velvet gown, full sleeves slashed with light green satin; underskirt of yellow brocade, and head-dress of green velvet trimmed with pearls. Act 4. - Yellow and white brocade gown, with slashed sleeves, and hanging sleeves of yellow; white satin front jewelled with stones and pearls; high ruching collar and coronet.
Mary Stuart. Act 1. - Red velvet gown, with full sleeves slashed with white satin; yellow brocade front. Jewelled necklace, tiara of brilliants, and ruff for neck. Act 3. - Wine colored velvet gown, high neck, with full sleeves slashed with old gold satin; underskirt of old gold; and close fitting head-dress of wine colored velvet, trimmed with pearls. Act 5. - Royal blue velvet gown over yellow satin and embroidered front; sleeves slashed with yellow satin. Blue velvet robe with train trimmed with ermine; jewelled belt and cestus; small crown.
Hannah Kennedy. Act 1. - Brown cashmere dress, full sleeves to elbow and tight fitting to wrist; linen collar and cuffs with lace edge. Act 3. - Wine colored cloth dress, pointed waist; skirt draped over black underskirt; sleeves puffed with white at shoulder; close fitting black velvet cap. Act 5. - Black cashmere dress, very full skirt; puffed sleeves and high neck; ruching collar, and linen cuffs with lace edge.
Margaret Curl. Act 5. - Black velvet gown, low neck and pointed waist, with full sleeves slashed with purple satin; underskirt of purple satin; ruff for neck; pearl ornaments.
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Act 2. - Dark blue velvet doublet, embroidered with gold; light blue satin sleeves, puffed at shoulders; short puffed trunks of dark blue velvet, with light blue satin puffs; short shoulder cloak; conical shape hat and plume; tights, shoes and rosettes, ruff for neck. Act 3. - Leather jerkin, with green velvet puffed sleeves; full trunks, tights, high russet boots, shoulder cloak, hat and plume, sword and belt. Act 4. - Wine colored velvet doublet trimmed with gilt lace, and old gold satin puffs in sleeves; cloak, and short puffed trunks of same; tights, shoes and rosettes; jewelled collar. Act 5. - Black velvet doublet trimmed with jet, and black satin puffs. Cloak and short puffed trunks of same; tights, shoes and rosettes.
George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury. Act 2. - Yellow brocade doublet with white satin puffs, and trimmed with gold. Cloak, and short puffed trunks of same. Tights, shoes, rosettes and ruff.