26 March, 2015
Thesis: Stage lighting is growing in importance due to the high demand for more elaborate productions. This is because it presents a different aspect of entertainment to the audience.
Stage Lighting is growing in importance due to the high demand for more…
Theatrical lighting is one of the most important aspects of the theater industry. Without light, the stage would simply not be able to be seen. From using the sun in ancient Greece to lights that are automatic, tremendous strides have been made in the stage lighting industry. There are many people who have been at the forefront of innovation, and their steps forward can still be seen today. These modern lights and light accessories can be used to put different psychological effects onto the…
The lights are the first thing the audience experience in this piece, then comes sound and movement. From the begging the lighting design was unique in the since that there was emphasis on the curtains. There were lights shining directly on the wings drapes. They were simply horizontal lines stacking straight up. The choice to have the lights show up first gave the audience time to take in the lights and create their own idea of what the lights represented. There were two sets/types of…
out of the sharing of a name, the linking of their fathers and the agreeing that they are the same person throughout the dialogue. Ultimately, the play explores the notion of having a dying eighty-year-old woman meet her sixteen-year-old self and deal with the fact that she is at the end of their shared life cycle.
To be performed in front of a contemporary performance, this play was originally written by Australian playwright Daniel Keene. Renowned for working on “the moral edge”…
beam of light I was about to focus while still being able to focus it comfortably. On the occasions where we had moved the lifter in place to focus, it was often in the way of where the lighting designer wanted to focus the light. This resulted…
competition of wit between them. I also liked these characters in the performance. The actress who played Beatrice projected the loudest, so she was easily heard, but she also utilized inflection the best. The other actors used pitch and tone at certain points and more as the play progressed, but from her first scene, Miss Grow spoke as if she were conversing with a friend, rather than as a character. At first, Benedick did not project as much as I would have liked, but he delved more into…
it could be. On top of the incomplete picture, there is a lack of learning for those who participate. The Kilgore High School drama department needs to upgrade their lighting system to give students an equal understanding of lighting in the theatre in full, such as the hanging, programing, and production process.
With a lack of lighting fixtures, students lack the ability to learn about the hanging…
prevalent. A typical night will consist of over nine hours of darkness in most places, not to mention the darker times of dusk and dawn. Large buildings that consist of many rooms may have a lack of light in said rooms, thus causing darkness. Traveling through deep forests or in the shadow of a mountain can cause darkness in the middle of the day. Society was challenged by the lack of light and thus came inventions to conquer physical darkness.
The earliest forms of light came from a typical…
On Friday, November 19th, 2016 I attended Parsons Dance at Harbison Theater in Columbia, South Carolina. Parsons Dance is a well-known modern dance company that is based in New York City. They are internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of astonishing artistry that is accessible and inspiring to diverse populations. Parsons Dance was founded by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley in 1985. Parsons in…
I attended the play It’s a Wonderful Life on Thursday November 17 at 7:30 p.m. This production was put on by the Big Rapids community theatre, Stage M. The show took place at the Crossroads Charter Academy auditorium. This auditorium had a proscenium style layout, meaning the audience was seated on only one side of the stage. The location where the play was performed took away from the experience. It was obvious that the auditorium had not been renovated in a while, the seats were uncomfortable,…