By John B Keane
I was asked to design the costumes for the 50th anniversary of John B Keanes play ‘The Field’ which was performed at The Gaiety Theatre. It was agreed that the decade in which this play took place was most likely the early 60’s. I stayed true to this era whilst designing the characters costumes. I veered away from having the widow ‘Maggie Butler’ dressed all in black which was done a lot in previous productions because I felt in the 60’s it would have been a dated tradition to have a widow do this.