Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare Essay

780 Words Feb 24th, 2016 4 Pages
Twelfth Night
Going to the Longwood production of Twelfth Night proved very intriguing from the talented actors, to amazing costumes, extravagant lighting, and slightly modern setting. However, while I enjoyed the performance as a whole; there were a few technical issues that distracted from the overall aesthetic of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Set design is what brings an audience that possibly had no context for the show into the life of the characters. It allows the audience to really step into the world of the play. I believe that the rendition of Twelfth Night that the school had done made some appropriate choices in its set design. However, the screen in the back did not go well with the atmosphere that was provided. Honestly, it was distracting and could have detracted for the overall suspension of disbelief. Especially the pictures that were given I thought they were more modern than then the twenties feeling that they were trying to give. I was expecting a more rustic and industrial feeling of the roaring twenties but was introduced to its more modern copy. One, photo that was put up was of a mansion that was fairly modern for the time period that they were trying to portray. The actors; however, have plenty of space to move around and were not completely obstructed by clunky props that were around that was very pleasant to see. Although, I do not believe that they had used the space they were given completely. A lot of the scenery was plain and very simple and…

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