1.12.09

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S MAXOUT

THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS HAVE SEEN MASSIVE DEVELOPMENTS [FOR EVERYONE] IN THEIR MIDSUMMER PROJECT. NOVEMBER 25TH WAS THE DESIGN DEADLINE: DESIGNS HAD TO BE FINALISED AND LOCKED FOR A PRODUCTION MEETING ON THIS DAY. WE PITCHED OUR IDEAS TO COCHRANE THEATRE TECHNICIANS AND TO TUTORS, COSTUME MAKERS AND THE DIRECTOR.
TO RECAP THE POINT OF THIS PARTICULAR BLOG: WE ARE DESIGING A PROMENADE VERSION OF HENRY PURCEL'S OPERA, 'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM'. THE FORMAT THE FINAL RUN OF PERFORMANCES WILL TAKE IS AS FOLLOWS: THERE ARE 9 SETS OF DESIGNERS, 8 OF WHOM ARE DESIGNING 8 SCENES WITH THE 9TH GROUP DESIGNING THE TRANSITIONS BETWEEN SCENES. I HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED SCENE 4 OF THE PLAY. THE SPACE I AM USING TO SET MY SCENE IS THE ORCHESTRA PIT OF THE COCHRANE, WHICH MEASURES 175CM X 306CM. IT'S GOING TO BE A TIGHT SQUEEZE.
COSTUME ROUGHS: STORY BOARD: MODEL BOX [SCALE 1:25]THERE IS SOME DISCREPANCY AT THE MOMENT AS TO WHETHER THE PIT IS GOING TO BE THIS SIZE........OR THIS SIZE. THERE IS PRESSURE ON THE COCHRANE TECHNICIANS TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE PIT TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE AUDIENCE TO SEE THE ACTION BELOW THE STAGE.
A GAUZE COVERS THE PIT COVER WHICH GLOWS WITH SUBTLE PURPLE LIGHTING.
THE ACTORS LAY ON THE FLOOR TO PERFORM.

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