"Too Much Spring"
(dress rehearsal)
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      In Richard Collier's play "Too Much Spring", Titania, the Queen of Summer, not only jumps the gun on Spring, but goes completely overboard. This starts a war with Mab, the Queen of Winter, who still has rightful control of the season. All of the fae are in turmoil over what might happen to the Earth if the Queens do not settle their dispute.

      What we se here is Feodora preparing for dress rehearsal as Titania.



Wa Ska Igmu (Snow White Cat) is Titania's vassal.


This is the "Aphrodite" by Franco Costumes.


The headpiece and shoes were purchased separately.


"There be mystery afoot!"


  


"Too Much Spring"
The Play (Introduction only)
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      In Richard Collier's play "Too Much Spring", Titania, the Queen of Summer, not only jumps the gun on Spring, but goes completely overboard. This starts a war with Mab, the Queen of Winter, who still has rightful control of the season. All of the fae are in turmoil over what might happen to the Earth if the Queens do not settle their dispute.

      At the beginning of the play, Oberon mentions that Cold Days are upon the land. He speaks at length about the beauty of Mab's winter landscape. Titania, (played by Feodora) is jealous of his comments. She readies herself to leave her resting place and take back the land for Summer.

Act 1, Scene 2: Titania arrives at her point of departure.



Titania: "I must summon my boat."

"By Sun and Moon, Earth and Sky
O Bear and Wolf, Owl and Lark
From Wind and Rain in forests deep
I summon thee, my noble bark!
"


Her watercraft arrives.


She climbs aboard and calls the flood.

"From river, lake, and ocean grand
Let waters gather here serene
That I may journey o're the land
To best the beauty of Winter's Queen!
"


She inspects the helm before starting on her journey.


The journey begins.


      Off she goes to create mischief, unaware that Puck (Robin Goodfellow) and Oberon are following her.

Oberon: "I fear Titania may lose herself in this foolishness!"
Puck: "My lord! Where could she go whence she would not know the way to return?"
Oberon: "She may be misplaced Somewhere in Time"
Puck: "There be mystery afoot!"




      The original background pictures were rendered at 1400 x 725 pixels. The Photoshopped images (linked from here) were saved at 1023 x 530 pixels. These last five pictures are 400 x 207 pixels, but are presented here as 600 x 311 pixels.


  

Feodora's other photo shoots can be accessed from this index.



      Feodora Verochka Tychovich is a life-sized platinum-cured silicone rubber doll. She was produced by Oleg Bratkov (a gifted sculptor) and his beautiful wife Irina (excellent makeup artist), at Anatomical Doll in Vladivostok, Russia. Feodora has Face 3 and Body 3 of their product line. She has a fully articulated skeleton and can pose in most natural ways that a human can pose. There are 'stops' on the skeleton that prevent her from posing in unnatural ways. This also helps to prevent damage to the silicone.



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