On February 26th 2016, I went out with my friend to saw this event. It was the first time of my life to be in such production. I was not a fan of theaters. I thought they are boring. Now, my mind has changed because the play was amazing. So, on the next day,
High key lighting makes the viewer feel very happy and open, since high key lighting is usually used in bright and playful scenes. For example, in Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, when the Willy Wonka is introducing the tourists to the candy room, there is a variation of colors and the lighting used was very bright. By using this type of lighting, it makes the viewer feel joyful and very positive. Also, in Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, the scene when Edward is introduced to Peg’s neighborhood, the lighting is very bright. This makes the viewers understand the differences between Edward’s deep and dark mansion, compared to Peg’s bright and colorful neighborhood. The contrast allows the readers to feel the uniqueness between the two different lifestyles of Edward and
During the first half of the play, I did not really notice the lights except during the scene transitions. The main reason I did not notice them is because their job during the early parts of the play were to establish the location. We were in a standard basement that had one window above the stairs, so most of the light in the room had to be coming from an artificial source, most likely a lightbulb.
Our Town is a play written by Thornton Wilder in 1937. Our Town is a play about the daily life in Act One, love and marriage in Act Two and death and dying in Act Three. The play is about two main characters, Emily Webb and George Gibbs. The play in Act One just goes through the daily life of the characters. Act Two it shows the love and marriage between these two characters and last Act Three shows life after death of the characters. The play has a man called the Stage Manager that is mainly a narrator throughout the play but also takes on the role of people in the town. The Stage Manager knows many thing about the people in the play Our Town. The Stage Manager steps in, describes scenes, and seems to start and stop the action of the play whenever he wants. The Stage Manager has many similarities to God. The Stage Manager doesn't only know everything about everyone, he can also see into the future. The Stage Manager is also present in every scene watching it all play out. The Stage Manager and God are different because the Stage Manager unlike God makes
The scenes and props complimented the attire of the performers, blending together create a magnificent display. The scenery was realistic enough to afford the viewer an escape into depths of the show. The setting was beautiful and the structures almost lifelike, excepting the absence of a front screen door. It seems that almost all plays and television shows I have viewed neglect this detail. The stage lighting played a key role in the show by setting the mood of the performance during soulful, pensive songs. In contrast, the lighting proved to be a detriment by overbearing the performance of the artists, in that one’s attention was drawn to the glare of extreme quantities of makeup rather than the actions of the characters. This was most notable during the final portions of the production.
In creating the world of the play, the collaborates did justice in bringing out the scenery that the piece is set in. However, the collaborators used the stage design, lighting and costumes also to reveal the internal thoughts of the performers. The use of light was huge, it seemed to rely much on templates that created scenes of rain, green pastures and night sky. Though attributing to the play scenery, the use of lighting also brought out the differing emotions Rosemary and Anthony felt. The presence of death and grief were also addressed properly through the use of light, such as when Anthony father went into a bright light, a symbol of the afterlife. It allowed the audience to focus on each performer pivotal lines, which created for further understanding of the
The book, The Wednesday Wars by Gary D Schmidt is about a 7th grader named Holling Hoodhood who has to stay in Mrs Baker’s room on Wednesdays. His Catholic and Jewish classmates leave school early for religious reasons. Holling has a rocky start thinking that Mrs. Baker hates him, but eventually she becomes a great mentor and adviser to Holling. Characters or humans can change and develop over time.
The set design was simple throughout the entire play, yet it delivered a meaningful theme to the performance. Consisting of a raised platform, fabric for acrobatics and the pool, the actors used each element of the set design to enhance the overall experience for the show goers. The best example of the
As the play is a memory play the lighting is usually quite dim to give
Throughout the play, it was amazing how they used the lights to transition when tragic events occurred in play like a cliffhanger. In part three, when Shane confesses about the wrong deeds Kippy did, the light shines only at Darren and Kippy to make the event look serious; which made event suspenseful for the audience to capture their attention.
For example, the Inspector’s entrance where Priestley creates tension by using lighting. The lighting initially ‘pink and intimate’, possibly conveying the idea of the Birlings and Gerald looking at life through rose-tinted glasses. They are shown to be idealistic near the start of the play, ignoring the cracks in Gerald and Sheila’s relationship (‘except for all last summer, when you never came near me’) but the light becomes harsh right before the Inspector enters,
The set and props where very compact and were built and moved on and off by the cast because they are designed to be transferred by one person. The props where all cleverly done, for instance they made a bridge out of three ladders, a train out of four boxes and a house from just one door. The door I thought was one of the best props used because the cast managed to make a fairly small stage appear huge just by moving the door and pretending each time that it was a new room every time they passed through it. At one point in the play Richard and Pamela ask the scottish landlords for a sandwich and they come back with a loaf of bread cut in two with one slice of lettuce in the middle, this was such a simple idea but made a big deal and a laugh out of it
The lighting of any production is the most important part in my thought. the lighting puts you in the mood that you have to be in, in order to fully understand that part of the show and to actually live it like they do. For example, when they were in the park and it was raining, they had their umbrellas, and the background effects of rain made it really seem as if it was raining in the theatre. The lighting was always focused on every part of the stage, especially on those who were the main parts in that scene.
There is no theatre without an audience. The audience is as much a part of the playmaking experience as the artists—so how do we incorporate them more actively into what we do? We must work with them – and I’ve learned, in so doing,
For past decades, the theater has been an integral part of this world; it has developed many forms that many people can enjoy from. Theatre has evolved from many cultural backgrounds and each one has its own style of performing theater to their audience. Each time period in history had its own type of theatre across all continents. There are many elements involved in theater, such as costumes, props, set, and lighting. The lighting plays a huge role in theater. Without lighting, there is no way the show would be presented the way the director wants it and would not leave the audience with a great impression. Lighting can affect the tone of a play and give the audience an emotional response depending on how the lighting is being used. This investigation is to go deeper into the meanings of how lighting and is utilized to create an effect on its audience. The history of lighting in theater has evolved due to the development of new technology. With the technology today there are many possible ways that lighting can be used. To know this, It's important to know how lighting evolved; types of lighting equipment; the plays being presented; mood, intensity, distribution, & color; and the impact it has on the audiences. Each of these elements will be investigated to understand the process and the playwright’s intentions for each of these elements for the audience to experience. There are four components that are closely tied to lighting such. The first is mood which can either have