Lovers and Liars

Lovers and Liars : A David Garrick Double Bill

Production Week Countdown

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Matt Short

(Set Designer)

Since the change to 1920s in week 4, I have been working hard to create an interesting set design with the 20s concept in mind. In conversations with our director and the set designer from the other group, we wanted to keep the feel of the 18th century and all our previous research prevalent in a 20th century atmosphere. One idea thrown up was making our set a 1920s remodel of the house used by the characters of Miss in Her Teens.

Two scenographers working in England around the era we had chosen instigated me to think which route I wanted my design to go.

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So then I made a white card model box to try and incorporate all the ideas I had.

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One of our biggest ways of portraying the 20s, was influenced by a performance of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest in 1930 at the Lyric Hammersmith. Their design was based on the Art Nouveau movement prevalent in Wilde’s time, and we wanted to follow this with the succeeding movement of Art Deco.

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From this we wanted to create a sort of abstract backdrop that denoted the time rather than realistically portray this. And how we followed this idea was with the use of flats behind our stage.

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With the flats prepped and made, the rest of our set is beginning to take shape nicely before them and now, with less than a week to go, we are doing the final touch ups of our set ready for show time, with hopefully some nice surprises for you all!

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This entry was posted on March 4, 2013 by in DESIGNERS 1.
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