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  Intro to Theatre Do Not Lose This Sheet!!!! Mr. GealyFinal Project Overview Final project due at beginning Set Design Project of class on day of final exam . Read all directions carefully in order to wor your way through the se!uence of activities that will tae us u through the end of the se#ester. $ll of these ste s co#%ine to for# the grade of your final roject& so a roach the# all seriously and tae ride in your wor. 'y the ti#e you co# lete this roject& you will understand the %asic ele#ents of theatrical set design and a ly those ele#ents to your own artistic design of a lay& and   resent that design to the class. Part 1 Text oo #ssignment (Set Design and )onstruction*Pgs. +,+-+,)arefully read the cha ter and answer each of the following !uestions thoughtfully and thoroughly. $ll answers should %e answered neatly on a sheet of note%oo a er and turned in %y Friday& Dece#%er / th  .,. 0ow is the style& at#os here& use of color& and scenery ty ically decided u on %efore the roduction of a lay1+. Descri%e the difference %etween an elevation setch and a ground lan.. Descri%e the difference %etween rosceniu#& thrust& and arena stages.2. Define the following ter#s3 a ron& %ac wall& %atten& cyclora#a& dro & flies& leg& ground cloth& teaser& and tra .4. Descri%e the (flat* and its i# ortance in set construction. 5. Descri%e the difference %etween the %o6 set& the unit set& and the er#anent set.7. Descri%e the difference %etween the #ini#al set& ris# set& and curtain set.8. 9ist and descri%e the re!uire#ents that all set designs #ust adhere to in order to   ro erly facilitate a roduction./. :6 lain how the use of color can esta%lish the #ood for an audience.,;. Finally& write a aragra h or two descri%ing the i# ortance of set design for hel ing to create the environ#ent of the lay& the i##ediate surroundings of the action& and<or the sychological states of the actors. Incor orate as #any ideas fro# the cha ter into this e6 lanation as ossi%le. Part $$ Play%&eading and #nalysis )hoose a short lay that you will read& analy=e& and create a design for.Read the lay carefully& aying close attention to the details of the setting and how they affect the lot and the#es.  #nalysis 'uestions Once you>ve finished reading the lay& answer the following !uestions thoughtfully and thoroughly on a se arate sheet of a er ?to %e turned in at the end of the unit@. $nswer carefully& %ecause the answers to these !uestions will rovide the %asis for your set design roject.,. 9ist the title of the lay and the laywright.+. Descri%e the ti#e eriod and city& state& and<our country when and where the action of the lay taes lace ?e.g. ,7/+& Paris& France@.. Descri%e the s ecific location?s@ where the action taes lace ?e.g. a roo#ing house& a street corner& and a u%lic s!uare@. 2. Research and descri%e the historical eriod in which the lay taes lace. )onsider the following3 what #ajor historical events too lace during the eriod1 Ahat were the social and econo#ic conditions of the ti#e and lace in which the lay is set1 4. In reference to nu#%ers three and four& how do these factors influence the action of the lay15. 0ow #ight that influence %e reflected in a design of the set1 Part $$$ Design Portfolio )hoose one ro#inent scene or setting fro# the layB this should %e the #ost #e#ora%le or #ost i# ortant lace in which the action taes lace. Or& if the set is a%stract or #ini#alistic& or there are #ulti le locations that can %e de icted in a single s ace through si# le set changes& you can design a #ini#al& unit& or ris# set that can %e ada ted to acco##odate changes in scenery or setting. Then& create an ins iration alate& a ground   lan& and a color rendering or #odel. Sample images( colors( and design elements )*inspiration palate+,  Find ictures fro# the we%& fro# #aga=ines& catalogues& design %oos& fa%ric or car et sa# les& or anywhere you can& that are consistent with ?or rovide ins iration for@ your vision of the design. Tac& sta le& or glue these to a iece of construction a er or oster %oard& each la%eled with a descri tion of its ur ose ?e.g. car et or aint color& wall a er attern& i#ages of the era& ins irations of color that fits the #ood& line& sha e& or use of s ace as it a lies to your vision of the roduction@. -round Plan  Pic u fro# #e a floor lan of our stage. )arefully draw the ground lan of your design ?the %ird>s-eye-view@& consisting of all set ieces and ro s& as close to scale as you can draw the#. Cour ground lan can %e done in encil& %e %lac and white&  %ut #ust %e drawn carefully& using a ruler& and should indicate all changes in elevations& showing doors& windows& walls& stairs& latfor#s& ra# s& and furniture lace#ent. .olor &endering or /odel  $ color rendering will resent a full-color lieness of the stage fro# the audience>s oint of view. Cour rendering is a large ?construction a er or   oster %oard@& fully colored resentation of the set design as it a ears on stage fro# the audience. I have crayons and construction a er availa%le for your use& or you can su ly your own oster %oard. $ Model is a three-di#ensional recreation of the set&  ty ically #ade of card%oard& Styrofoa#& aint& car et& and<or fa%ric. Though often re!uiring #ore wor& the #odel is a #ore co# rehensive and accurate recreation of the set design lan. If you choose this o tion& you #ust su ly the #aterials. Part $0 Presentations On the day of the final& you will co# lete a 4 to ,; #inute resentation of your roject& which includes the following.,. Title& laywright& and %rief su##ary of your lay.+. I# ortant design considerations ?settingti#e& lace& historical events& #oods& etc.@. Ins iration alate3 the i#ages& colors& fa%rics& etc. that rovided guidance and ins iration for your design.. Presentation of ground lan and rendering ?or #odel@& along with an e6 lanation of your artistic decisions as ins ired and dictated %y the scri t. &ubric +; Points3 Thoughtful& thorough& and accurate co# letion of all !uestions fro# cha ter ,8 of the te6t%oo.; Points3 Thoughtful and thorough analysis including all infor#ation re!uested in Part II. Full credit #eans student de#onstrated an understanding of the scri t and a lied funda#entals of design in the e6 lanations re!uested. 4; Points3Design ortfolio& consisting of ins iration alate& ground lan& and cull color rendering or #odel. Student too ownershi of the   rocess and a lied design rinci les to the scri t in order to reali=e a creative& a ro riate& and cleanly resented %ody of wor.+; Points3Presentation3 Student resents all infor#ation and #aterials re!uested in art four in a #anner that is easy to hear and understand& is well descri%ed and articulated& and draws connections %etween the lay& the ele#ents of design& and the final artistic roduct. Presentation is no shorter than five #inutes& and no longer than ,;. 120 Points Possible === Your final project grade, the most significant of the semester.
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