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Stage pp

  1. 1. The Whole world is a stage William Shakespeare
  2. 2. The Stage Designer <ul><li>In a professional theatre, </li></ul><ul><li>a set designer </li></ul><ul><li>works very closely with </li></ul><ul><li>the director </li></ul><ul><li>to interpret the play </li></ul>
  3. 4. The set will influence the - <ul><li>The place </li></ul><ul><li>Defining the place </li></ul><ul><li>Restricting or creating opportunities for movement </li></ul><ul><li>Restricting view </li></ul><ul><li>Creating levels </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolism of the piece </li></ul>
  4. 6. Types of sets <ul><li>Rostra and levels </li></ul><ul><li>Box set </li></ul><ul><li>Swivel sets </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed sets </li></ul>
  5. 7. Rostra and Levels <ul><li>Using a minimalist set can create an interesting set </li></ul><ul><li>Interlocking rostra </li></ul>
  6. 9. Box set <ul><li>This set is like a part of a room. </li></ul><ul><li>The sides and back are generally constructed with flats. </li></ul><ul><li>These are wooden frames with canvas stretched across them. </li></ul><ul><li>The canvas can be painted </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Several flats can be joined together to from the box set. </li></ul><ul><li>The box set can be simple or elaborate with doors , windows and lights. </li></ul>Flats
  8. 12. Swivel sets <ul><li>Small box sets can be constructed so that they are reversible. </li></ul><ul><li>It can help you with scene change overs . </li></ul>Flats
  9. 13. Fixed Sets <ul><li>Box sets can be fixed or have castors so they can be wheeled in and off. </li></ul><ul><li>Most professional theatres sets are moved off by tracks or fly's. </li></ul>Flats
  10. 15. Sightlines <ul><li>These are the areas of the stage the audience can see. </li></ul>Acting Area Audience Part of the audience can’t see this area
  11. 16. Styles of Staging <ul><li>There are five main ways of staging a performance </li></ul><ul><li>End On – proscenium </li></ul><ul><li>Thrust </li></ul><ul><li>Traverse </li></ul><ul><li>In the round </li></ul><ul><li>Promenade/ Street theatre/ Environment </li></ul>
  12. 17. End on - proscenium <ul><li>The audience is directly in from of the acting area </li></ul>Audience Acting Area
  13. 19. Thrust <ul><li>The audience is on three sides of the acting areas </li></ul>Acting Area A Audience A
  14. 21. Traverse <ul><li>The audience is on both side of the acting area </li></ul>Acting Area A A
  15. 23. In The Round <ul><li>The audience is all around the acting areas </li></ul>A Acting Area A A A
  16. 25. Promenade/ Street theatre/ Environment <ul><li>Promenade - the audience follows the actors from area to area </li></ul><ul><li>Street Theatre - The actors perform to the audience some where in the street. Different scenes can move into the space. </li></ul><ul><li>Environment – The performance is based around a place or building </li></ul>
  17. 26. Designing a set <ul><li>When you design a set you need to consider: </li></ul><ul><li>The period </li></ul><ul><li>The place </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for movement </li></ul><ul><li>Creating levels </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolism of the piece </li></ul>
  18. 27. The design Brief <ul><li>It should include : </li></ul><ul><li>A page of research of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Samples of material with annotation </li></ul><ul><li>A rough design </li></ul><ul><li>Final design with annotation </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
  19. 66. You are only limited by your imagination

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