Scene Design

Scene Design - contrast one group with another • Meet the...

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Drama 116 – Wednesday September 26, 2007 Movie clip – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Designers Scene Designer’s Objectives Help set the tone and style of the production Establishing Locale and Period Developing Concept Providing a Central Image or Metaphor Coordinating scenery with a whole Solving practical design problems Elements of Scene Design Line Mass (how thick it is or large) Composition (how everything is set up) Texture Color Costume Designer’s Objectives Help establish the tone and style of production Indicate the historical period of a play and the locale in which it is set Indicate the nature of individual characters or groups in a play: Their stations in life, their occupations , their personalities Show relationships among characters: separate major characters from minor ones,
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Unformatted text preview: contrast one group with another • Meet the needs of the performer • Be consistent with the production as a whole Elizabethan Theatre • Born 1533-1603 • The reign of Queen Elizabeth is known as the Elizabethan age in England • The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who was executed when Elizabeth was only two she reigned as Queen of England from 1558- 1603 • NEVER married and thus called the Virgin Queen. A whole mythology developed around the Queen, both in art and literature, and she possessed a personality strong enough to convert the monarchy into a CULT in which the Sovereign was literally idolized. • They did not aim to teach a lesson • Much of what we know about actors and traveling troops comes from Hamlet...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course DRAMA 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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