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ERIC Number: ED031043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 5
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Sense Staging. The Result of 8 Years of Directing and Designing for the Open Stage.
Meyer, Richard D.
Theatrical revolution symbolized by the open stage is discussed. The mere absence of the proscenium arch can insure no more than an architectural modification. Any genuine and lasting artistic liberation must come with the attitudes guiding the use of the stage. The only valid principles are those which can point gently toward contemporary dramatic satisfaction while leaving room for the necessary continuing innovation in the future. Sense staging becomes a part of the play itself. It is more than a setting and a background--it is an environment that sometimes mingles with the meaning of the play itself. This approach means that the director and the designer work well as a team. They must be able to agree upon the varying emphasis that all these factors should receive in each separate production. Some plays will need only the simplest scenic touches. Others use effects that result in the technical director's having a direct relationship with the actors themselves. (RK)
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Authoring Institution: Hub Electric Co., Inc., Chicago, IL.