Set Design • Stage designers are responsible for designing stage settings for productions. This can range from single scene dramas, to complex scenery and scene
Blood brothers • The story is a contemporary nature vs. nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins who were separated at birth. • The twins' different backgrounds take them to opposite ends of the social spectrum(Edward is raised in the Lyon’s house and Mickey is raised by his birth mother in the Jonhstone house), one becoming a councillor and the other unemployed and in prison. • They both fall in love with the same girl, causing a tear in their friendship and leading to the tragic deaths of both brothers.
Below is a set for the play blood brothers Two areas are semi-permanent - the Lyons house (Left) and the Johnstone house (Right). We see the interior of the Lyons’ comfortable home but usually only the exterior front door of the Johnstone house
Blood Brothers set Design • As you can see the set designers have chosen to have the Lyons’ and the Johnstone’s sets on stage at the same time. • They have chosen to show the social inequality between the two families by contrasting the two sides of the stage
Set Design Task • Select one of the plays below and create a stage design within a shoebox. • The Wizard of Oz Midsummer Night's dream • We Will Rock You Alice in wonderland • We would like a 3D model (the size of a shoebox) of your set design including information on the following: • Why you have chosen that design? • How it relates to the play. • If you have any props on stage you must also provide an explanation to why they are on there.
You could include a sketches of your design Birds Eye View