SUBJECT: CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS
CLASS: JSS 2
TERM: 1st TERM
1ST TERM PROJECTS
TOPIC: DESIGN IN THEATRE
MEANING OF THEATRE DESIGN
Theatre design is the design of the space where a performance takes place. It is the creation of a unique stage environment meant to house a dramatic action. Theatre design relates purely to the visual aspect of a production. Theatre designers create a stage environment meant for performing live plays, musical shows and various dances.
ASPECTS OF THEATRE DESIGN
There are various parts that make up theatre design. They include:
ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
The elements of theatre design include:
Set design is possibly the most important of the elements in the overall design for a play. This is because other elements like lighting and costume designers need to know the basic shape of the set design before they can do their work. The set designer and costume designer work together with the director to create a unified look and design for the show. The set designer will create a plan that include any building ,furniture or rigging that needs to be included to create the total set.
Set design is vital for creating the environment in which the characters on stage will act, but the costume designer can actually inform the characters themselves when the audience sees a character dressed a certain way, they automatically make assumptions about the character such as whether she is rich, poor, good or evil. Costume designer designs the costume for each player to wear, help to supervise the making or purchasing of the costumes .He or she works with the director and closely with the script to create the looks right for the period and characters. While fitting with the overall vision for the design of the show.
Explain these elements of design in theatre. (i) Set (ii) Lighting (iii) Costume
Cultural and Creative Art (New Edition) by Peter Akinyemi& Co- Authors (Book 2)Pages 69 -73.
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