Brillantes Sarmiento Suplido Yulo 10AStage Design and Direction
• Stage design is the creation of theatrical, as well as film or televisionStage Design scenery. • The "stage picture" is the "look" or physical appearance of the stage for a play. • It should be visually appealing for the audience or should express the shows concept.
• There are four primary designers at work in any stage production –Set designer –Costume designer –Sound designer –Lighting designer
Set Design • Is possibly the most important of the elements in the overall design for a play. • Other elements need to know the basic shape of the set design before they can do their work. • The set designer will create a plan that includes any building, furniture or rigging that needs to be included to create the total set. • The work will then be carried out by a production manager and his team.
• The costume designer works with theCostume Design director, the set designer and closely with the script itself to create looks that are appropriate for the period and characters, while fitting in with the overall vision for the design of the show. The costume designer designs the costumes that each actor wears, and helps supervise the making or purchasing of these costumes.
• The lighting designers job is to set theLighting Design mood for the various scenes in the play through strategic use of light. • The actors need to be seen, but the way an actor is lit, including the angles, colors and intensities, can greatly inform the feeling that the audience takes from a given scene.
There isSound Design usually recorded music played underneath scene changes and often • Some plays also require underneath many sound effects. the scenes • The sound designer may themselves. be responsible for live music in plays where the music is not prerecorded.
• Are directions given to the actor(s) by the director.• They involve the physical movement of the actors on stage.• The actors are supposed to note the directions in their scripts.• The Stage Manager is also supposed to write down all stage directions in their master book, known as the "Prompt Book".• If there is any disagreement about where an actor is supposed to move, or how, the prompt book is the final word.
Terms:• Upstage: moving away from the audience, towards the back of the stage.• Downstage: Moving towards the audience, towards the front of the stage.• Stage Right: Moving towards the Right (facing the audience)• Stage Left: Moving towards the Left (facing audience).• Cross: Crossing the stage to a predetermined position.
An example in a prompt book mightlook like:"X(cross) DSL to DSC (down stage center), X US (upstage), and out (exit) SR (stage right).