THE 191 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Costume Design, Stage Management, Scenic Design

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Published on 18 Jan 2017
School
Miami University
Department
Theatre
Course
THE 191
THE 191
Module 13
Costume Design, Part Three
o Renderings
Vital element of communication between directors, actors,
choreographers, etc.
Form a basis for understanding the visual nature of what is desired and
what must be manipulated in order to achieve a successful and mutually
agreed upon result
o Principles of design
Success of design = how successful principles are followed
Proportion/scale
Focus
Rhythm
Harmony/unity
Line
Texture
Pattern
Color
o Rough sketches = initial pencil drawings
Can be final or basis
o Color palette
Overall established for entire production
Then for each scene
o Fabric swatching
o Final renderings
Fully colored as expected to see on stage
Cohesive look
Thinking and writing critically about theatrical performance
o The role of the critic
Ex: Anton from Ratatouille
o Theatre critics
Observe and analyze the world of the play
Articulate their…
Understanding of a production
Effectiveness of a production
Importance of a production
Reviews communicate arguments and observations
Critiques do not negate audience’s experiences
Significance of critic
o Archivist, providing material record of performance
o Opens up discussion
o Guides consumer behavior
Steps for writing the essential core of a review of a live performance of theater
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Vital element of communication between directors, actors, choreographers, etc. Form a basis for understanding the visual nature of what is desired and what must be manipulated in order to achieve a successful and mutually agreed upon result: principles of design. Success of design = how successful principles are followed. Color: rough sketches = initial pencil drawings. Can be final or basis: color palette. Then for each scene: fabric swatching, final renderings. Fully colored as expected to see on stage. Thinking and writing critically about theatrical performance: the role of the critic. Ex: anton from ratatouille: theatre critics. Observe and analyze the world of the play. Significance of critic: archivist, providing material record of performance, opens up discussion, guides consumer behavior. Steps for writing the essential core of a review of a live performance of theater: before you attend . No notes or phones: after the performance . Directing, part one: directing in context (organizing the effort)

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