CP: Theatre Spaces and Scenery (DRAM 1310)
Please use your full name and the letter of the question you choose as the title of your entry. It would read like this: John Smith – A. Compose at least ONE full paragraph. Choose ONLY ONE of the following questions to respond:
1. Choose an everyday place that has similar characteristics to a theatre space. A good example might be a football field or a church. Discuss how space is shaped by the event that is to take place there. Could your chosen event take place equally well in a different space like a proscenium arch theatre? Why or why not?
2. Think about the play we are reading in class. Jot down some notes based on your reading of the play and your understanding of the plot. Try to discover a metaphor that best expresses the scenic design elements. Try to select one that covers as many of the design elements as possible. One of the best ways to present your metaphor is to fill in the following statement: “If the set were a _______, it would be a _________.” For instance, if the set were a weather condition, it would be an iceberg. The more specific you can get – the more successful you will become at selecting a strong metaphor for the design of our play. Remember to explain your choices.
3. Discuss the psychology of space: color, space, cleanliness, etc. How do these elements affect your opinion of the person who inhabits a space? How would previous knowledge of the person alter your opinion? Would you react differently to a person’s office that was cluttered and messy if you knew the person was a renowned English professor?