By Aston Chekhov
Set Designer
Jacqueline Ganzon
Group 59
Overall Production of the play
• The overall set design will reflect
the period of the late 1800s in Russia
•The play will...
Act I
• A stage within a stage
– Make-shift homemade stage
standing in an outdoor setting
of the provincial Russian
estate...
Act I
• A lakefront backdrop
– will serve as a natural scenery behind the stage
– This lake plays a significant role throu...
Act I
• Trees, bushes and fresh
flowers
– The Sea-gull starts off on a
summer day during sunset.
– This will surround the
...
Act I

This set of directions was written
by the original director Stanislavsky
to accompany the Act I
conversation betwee...
Act II
• Act II takes place outdoors in from
of the Sorin estate.
– Little change of set from Act I to
Act II
• Focal poin...
Act III
• Dining room of Sorin’s house
– Doors are to the right and
left of the stage
– A table is at the center of the
ro...
Act IV
• A room in Sorin’s
house
– Serves as a writing
room for Treplev
– Furniture of a
normal sitting room
– Shelves of ...
Act IV
• Writing desk on the
right hand corner of
the room
– dimly lighted room
lit by a shaded lamp
on the desk
– Papers ...
Act IV
• Weather
– It is night time, and it is
stormy and windy
– Audience will be able to
see and hear the storm
by the w...
Sources
• http://web.mmlc.northwestern.edu/~mdenne
r/Drama/plays/Seagull/2seagull.html
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The Sea-gull Set Design

  1. 1. By Aston Chekhov Set Designer Jacqueline Ganzon Group 59
  2. 2. Overall Production of the play • The overall set design will reflect the period of the late 1800s in Russia •The play will provide a realistic scenery throughout the entire play, portraying reality of a provincial Russian estate and farm •The Seagull would be best portrayed on a Proscenium Stage, separating the scenery and performers from the audience by a “window” or the proscenium arch.
  3. 3. Act I • A stage within a stage – Make-shift homemade stage standing in an outdoor setting of the provincial Russian estate and farm where Treplev lives, owned by his Uncle Sorin. – This serves as Treplev’s set for his amateur theatricals he writes. – This will be the the focal point on stage during the majority of Act I – Benches will be facing the stage within the stage
  4. 4. Act I • A lakefront backdrop – will serve as a natural scenery behind the stage – This lake plays a significant role throughout entire play – The lake represents Treplev’s desire to move to a more naturalistic theatre as a playwright
  5. 5. Act I • Trees, bushes and fresh flowers – The Sea-gull starts off on a summer day during sunset. – This will surround the terrace, representing the time of the year that the play takes place • In the first scene, Treplev picks a flower and pulls off its feathers saying “She love me, she loves me not” in reference to Nina.
  6. 6. Act I This set of directions was written by the original director Stanislavsky to accompany the Act I conversation between Treplev and Sorin written in Russian
  7. 7. Act II • Act II takes place outdoors in from of the Sorin estate. – Little change of set from Act I to Act II • Focal point changes from the stage to the bench (The stage moves off stage) – It is noon and the day is hot Since the play is in the Russian province, a rustic bench made of wood would be appropriate • A bench – Should be the center of the act where Dorn, Masha and Arkadina sit by the river gathered to read a book. – The backdrop remains the lakefront in the depths of the park.
  8. 8. Act III • Dining room of Sorin’s house – Doors are to the right and left of the stage – A table is at the center of the room – Inside is a country-like feel – Furniture is handcarved made from stained rustic wood – Walls surround the entire stage with windows showing the backdrop of the lakefront
  9. 9. Act IV • A room in Sorin’s house – Serves as a writing room for Treplev – Furniture of a normal sitting room – Shelves of books against the walls
  10. 10. Act IV • Writing desk on the right hand corner of the room – dimly lighted room lit by a shaded lamp on the desk – Papers are are crumbled and scattered on the desk and room, showing the stress of the character Treplev A dim lamp that would be on Treplev’s writing desk scattered papers portraying the stress and organization of Treplev in his writing room
  11. 11. Act IV • Weather – It is night time, and it is stormy and windy – Audience will be able to see and hear the storm by the windows with the tree branches hitting them – setting the tone, foreshadowing upcoming events.
  12. 12. Sources • http://web.mmlc.northwestern.edu/~mdenne r/Drama/plays/Seagull/2seagull.html

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