The most prevalent parts of the elements of design that were present in the designs of the play were colour (Hue), size, shape, and value. All the designers collaborated well to include some parts of elements of design to their final products. The way they used different types of colors throughout the scene designs and the way used different shapes and textures to make the play look cool was amazing and made the play The scenic design was very realistic
Sound effects are also used for music in order to make an experience come to life and to make the play seem realistic. Physical appearance or “visual elements,” are spectacles that produce a setting, costumes, scenery and the special effects. Language or what we call diction is the last key factor in the six elements within a perfect play. Diction is seen as a selection of words used in the art of language. These selections are made through the script or playwright among each actor within the play.
Theatre Production and insecurity in Jos, A case study of Uni-Jos open air theatre. Introduction Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music or dance. Elements of design and stagecraft are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek (théatron, “a place for viewing”) and (theáomai, “to see", "to watch", "to observe”).
Chikamatsu Vs. Shakespeare Chikamatsu Monzaemon’s tragedy, The Love Suicides at Soneszaki and Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet share many similarities. Both incorporate emotion to captivate the audience, and both utilize music to enhance the performances. The plot of Shakespeare’s play is similar to Chikamatsu’s in that the lovers are struggling to be with one another. Yet, The Love Suicides at Sonseki will leave the audience with the sense of having witnessed an actual event instead of a puppet theater show. The puppet play is written in an understandable language, where as Shakespearean plays are difficult to understand.
-With detailed reference to Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet, explain how Baz Luhrmann has adapted the scene to appeal to a modern audience. In Shakespeare’s play, the actors wore elaborate costumes; they wore specific colours to accentuate their characters personality and also to make the play visually exciting. In Baz Luhrmann’s production he did the same, during Act 1 Scene 5 the costumes were very elaborate, this was due to the fact that the characters were at Lord Capulet’s gathering or party. Lord Capulet wore the colour purple, this shows royalty, there was also a similarity to that of Caesar, known as the master of the roman world, and dressing like this could over exaggerate the fact that Lord Capulet is a powerful man. Lady Capulet dressed similar to Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian ruler, this also shows power and that she is a dominant female, seeing as they are both dressed as powerful leaders.
Melodramas constantly dramatise simple actions in order to highlight their importance or comedy to the audience, therefore these over-dramatic actions such as singing and being dragged by the ear, which often feed, into storybook stereotypes in such simple situations, help to shape the argument that A Doll’s House could be interpreted as a melodrama. However, another style that some say A Doll’s House is subject to is a Well-Made play. As Wilkie Collins succinctly defined the Well-Made play outline as “ Make ‘em laugh, Make ‘em weep, make ‘em wait”. Helmer refers to Nora as his ‘little skylark twittering out there’ and his ‘ squirrel scampering’, these outlandish and unusual pet names become a repetitive comical point as Ibsen plays on the ideas of animals in odd ways to show Helmer’s affection but also lighten up the mood of the play, making the audience
In the play, this was especially evident because fate led Joey and Albert back together after they had struggled through so much. The realisticity of the events in the play was conveyed with the help of the projections, puppetry, and the Song Man. Part of the set is a giant banner shaped and designed to look like a piece of paper ripped out of a journal or a letter, probably Albert or Lieutenant Nichols’. Projections were then put onto the banner. By using the projections on the stage, we could see the dates as they happened, special effects like explosions, and even part of the set.
“The art of Bunraku lies in achieving perfect synchronization of these three elements-puppets, chanter and shamisen- for intense dramatic effect.”  Bunraku puppetry is an interesting and complex form of theatre which is becoming more popular as it delves into different cultures. The origin of Bunraku and the role of each of the members in a Bunraku performance are needed to investigate how the puppets, puppeteers, narrator and musicians interrelate to create an intricate form of puppetry. To help us gain an understanding of how all these different factors make up a Bunraku puppetry performance, we need to look at the origin of Bunraku and the significance this had in the formation of the puppets, puppeteers, musicians and narrators. However, to understand how these components are used in a Chikamatsu Bunraku performance, we must understand how and where this particular playwright created and compiled his themes for his plays. Chikamatsu Monzaemon grew up in a Samurai family and became closely connected to Takemoto Gidayu, a puppeteer, and moved near his theatre.
Explain how the sound design was used to enhance the tension at a particular moment in one live production that you have seen and assess the success of the effects created. On the 9th October 2012 we went to see a production of ‘The Country Wife’ at the Royal Exchange theatre, Manchester. This hilarious restoration comedy was written by William Wycherley and directed by Polly Findlay. The ensemble cast held this comedy together well, most notably Amy Morgan as Margery Pinchwife. Carolyn Downing, the sound director, was extremely successful in conveying the play’s central theme and message, as the director intended to draw out.
These melodramatic plays had immense popular appeal throughout the nineteenth century. These plays depicted a world with a very uncomplicated 'moral legibility' (3). In the simplified world of the melodrama, ... Equally, this (stripped to basics) reconstituted (?) world was deliberately made easy to interpret; the characters, once on stage, were generally quick to reveal to the audience their designs, personality and moral alignment; .