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Week Three Notes

by: Ashley Childers

Week Three Notes THE 100

Ashley Childers
Theater Appreciation

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Week Three of the Lecture Notes, Scenery chapter nine. Short week because of labor day so limited notes! Enjoy! Good luck!
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Date Created: 09/11/15
Chapter 9 Scenery Scenery Visual and aural elements of design provide time place mood 0 Scene designer 0 Stage set 0 Costume designer Out ts accessories hair makeup 0 Lighting designer Sound designer Aural aspects and sound system 0 Designers connect between symbols and ideas Practical considerations steps where how tall doors open Which way frame height Scenery develops in Italy during the Elizabethan era Scene designers today must ask 0 Questions of scale 0 Performer relationship to space 0 Speci c choices of what inhabits the world of the play in regarding to symbolic meaning as well as practical implications Objectives 0 Creating an environment 0 Set the mood and ster of the production 0 Distinguish realistic from nonrealistic theater 0 Establishing the locale and period in which the play takes place 0 Evolving a design concept in concert with the director and other designers O 0 Where appropriate providing a central image or visual metaphor for the production 0 Ensuring that the scenery is coordinated with other production elements 0 Solving practical design problems Realistic theatre 0 Settings that resemble the reallife counterpart traditional western Nonrealistic theatre 0 Uses images and symbol to evoke meaning and spatial ideas eastern performances Regardless of the style the designers must indicate locale period and a sense of the play The design concept 0 A unifying idea carried out visually Important when shifting the play in time and place allows the audience to know wherewhen the story occurs 0 Establishes central image or metaphor 0 Provides the means to coordinate the whole design all the design elements The design concept must be uni ed with the director s concept to insure that the audience receives the same message The elements of design 0 Line 0 Mass and composition 0 Texture 0 Color 0 Rhythm 0 Movement o Designers commonly use these elements in discussing design choices with the rest of the team and the director 0 A common language to communicate artistic ideas Stage design is determined by the physical space of the performance The scenic designer develops a quotground planquot that lays out the location of walls furniture etc From a birds eye view ltNSERT STAGE AREA DIRECTION PLANgt Materials of scene design Elements and terms commonly used by scenic designers o Turntable Wagons Shifting scenery Fly Flats Cutouts Scrim Screen projections OOOOOOO


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