Quinones with the Marquis

Lieutenant Quinones

Character Analysis

Lieutenant Quinones has a small but important part in the play.  He is the "most capable" swordsman in the Spanish army and has the confidence and arrogance of the military master that he is.

Historical Model /Inspiration

Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion has illustrations of Spanish noblemen and soldiers as well as figures from Alcega's 1589 book, Libro de Geometrico, practica y traca.  This costume was designed directly from those models shown on page 15 of  Arnold's book.  The hat is an adaptation in felt from Arnold's section on hats.

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Concept Sketch

Quinones costume needed to be that of the dashing Spanish military officer.  His short cape is the type used by the cavalry.  Although it doesn't show in this sketch or the pictures on this page, the doublet (like Cesar's) was stiffened with boning to make it fit the form of the century.  Again, as with the other men's costumes the cod piece and stuffed peas cod were omitted.  The hat is very important to indicate a soldier with its peaked wide brim and large plumes.

Designer's Notes

This was the first entire costume built.  It represents in many ways the ideal for the men's costume.  The sleeves are slashed according to period fashion with the red lining showing through the gold outer fabric. The trunk hose are made of two layers, the red underlining with the deeply slashed over layer.  The boning in the doublet gives it the shape it needs.  However, after judging the time required for these period touches some compromises were made for the other costumes, particularly the trunk hose.  The others were pleated, pieced or gathered to suggest the period.  The costume moved well.  Quinones appeared only in a "flash back" scene, so the picture below is not well illuminated but it does demonstrate the role of the costume in the play. 
Quinones Concept Sketch

Alternate View

Quinones and Gabriel

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