ERIC Number: ED154456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A New Approach to Teaching Undergraduate Scene Design.
Gordon, John B.
Influenced by film and television exposure, the student designer tends to be camera oriented and two-dimensional in creating theatrical sets. This paper outlines six visual projects designed to help students develop a selective visual sense for dealing with the three-dimensional aspects of the stage. The projects include the following activities: selecting scenery elements that tell as much about the play as possible; creating a collage that communicates the dramatic structure and atmosphere, the drama type, and the character relationships involved in a chosen play; working with an indoor-outdoor set to achieve effective movement patterns; matching setting to dialogue in a scale model of a one-act play; designing a floor plan and model for "Macbeth" in a nontechnological cultural setting; and translating concept into reality through the scale construction of a one-setting modern play design. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Theatre Association (Chicago, Illinois, August 14-17, 1977) ; Photographs will not reproduce well. Best copy available