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Designing a classical play in the digital age : the scenic design for Paradise hotel
Redfern, Brian Alan
Larlham, PeterFunicello, RalphMorong, David
vii, 49 p. : ill.
Paradise Hotel, a translation by Nicholas Rudall of L'Hôtel du libre échange by Georges Feydeau was produced in the Don Powell Theatre at San Diego State University from November 19 through December 5, 2010. The process of designing the scenery was fast paced and accomplished entirely through the use of digital design tools. This project, in narrative style, reflects upon the design process, collaboration, revision and implementation of Paradise Hotel. This report is organized into chapters that sequentially chronicle the journey of designing this show. Special emphasis is given in select areas on the use of digital technology in accompanying the design process. Chapter One introduces the scope of the project and the basis from which I began. Chapter Two addresses my initial reaction to the script and the scenic requirements. Chapter Three highlights key research and influential imagery. Chapter Four narrates the preliminary design process and the shaping of ideas. Chapter Five discusses the collaborative process between the design team including the technical director and also the revisions that emerged from that process. Chapter Six chronicles the implementation of the design and Chapter Seven concludes the paper with parting thoughts. Two appendices follow the narrative: drafting plates and production photographs.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 30)
Theatre Arts with a concentration in Design and Technical Theater
Theatre, Television, and Film
Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) San Diego State University, 2012
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