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 Appia and Craig both were influenced by the
Symbolist Movement.
 Symbolists looked beyond surface reality to
rediscover...
 Appia gained
inspiration for his work
from Wagner’s operas;
tried to create a visual
equivalent of the music
 Appia was...
 To achieve this, Appia created an entirely new
system of lighting which replaced traditional
footlights, wing and boarde...
 Wanted to create a scenic environment that was more
of an atmosphere.
 Experimented with color in lighting
 Shared som...
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  1. 1.  Appia and Craig both were influenced by the Symbolist Movement.  Symbolists looked beyond surface reality to rediscover the more poetic aspects of life  Truth for them cannot be expressed or represented directly, only hinted at through a network of symbols
  2. 2.  Appia gained inspiration for his work from Wagner’s operas; tried to create a visual equivalent of the music  Appia was the first designer to work out a complete theory of stage lighting as a fluid and flexible interpretative medium  Used light to, in a sense, sculpt the images on stage
  3. 3.  To achieve this, Appia created an entirely new system of lighting which replaced traditional footlights, wing and boarder lights; created the movable lighting instrument system that is in use today  In 1906, he met with Dalcroze, worked with him at the Eurythmics Institute. Here he was able to design his most experimental abstract work for theatre.
  4. 4.  Wanted to create a scenic environment that was more of an atmosphere.  Experimented with color in lighting  Shared some of Appia’s ideas of using light to sculpt, to add three dimensional nature to stage environment  Craig worked with Stanislavski on his production of Hamlet  Craig’s work is more severe, strong use of vertical lines. This, along with his use of shadow, worked to carry the eye up beyond the limits of the stage, thus giving his work a sense of height and grandeur.  Works such as “The Steps” and “Scene 1907” gave movement to his designs.

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