Revise the Stage Configurations from Lesson 2 by using this Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_88xx5c?x=1qqt&i=wjd46
When you are ready, take the test: https://quizlet.com/498748944/test
Make your own Quizlet for the advantages and disadvantages of each Stage Configuration using the notes from lesson 2.
Set Design: rewatch Stage Design film on YouTube
Answer these questions:
- Why is it important to consider everything that is put on stage and seen by the audience?
- What does Bunny Christie (Designer for the National Theatre, UK) suggest you write down about each scene before you start designing?
- What does Bunny Christie do for research when starting a new design?
- What is the difference between drawn stage designs and model sets?
Choose a scene from your favourite play or musical.
You are going to design a set for that scene. It must be an original design, so it must be your interpretation of the scene.
Write down the following things about the scene you have chosen:
- Characters in the scene
- The time of day that the scene takes place in
- The month and season that the scene takes place in
- What is happening in the scene?
- Special notes for the scene (eg something particularly important that effects the stage design).
Choose a stage configuration that you think would suit that scene and create 3 different stage designs for that scene. Create your designs on paper and draw them. They only need to be sketches.
Choose your favourite design and answer this question:
As a designer describe in detail your set design for the scene you have chosen. You should justify your ideas with reference to the original staging.
In your answer refer to:
- your choice of stage and audience position
- production style
- set and props (including use of colour)