Wednesday, 24 November 2010

In-The-Round Stage

A in-the-round stage or arena theatre is a area which is when the audience is surrounds the stage area, this stage has no curtains, hardly no scenery which allows the audience to see the play in any seats they are in. this stage is normally used for rock concerts, music awards, TV shows, exhibition and presentations. This is a very modern stage as a lot of people come to these types of stages for concerts, which speakers surrounding the audience so they could feel like they are in the show.  

Thrust stage

A thrust stage also known as platform stage or open stage, is a stage that extends into the audience on three sides, this feels like the audience is in the play. This is more of a modern stage for the plays, as they are mostly used for drama plays and sometimes used for fashion shows and display art work/ exhibition. The way for the acts to on the stage is from the backstage as most stages let their actors through the front with the audience.

Proscenium Arch stage

A proscenium arch stage is a theatre place which primary feature is a large frame or arch, which is going to be located near the stage or maybe in front of the stage. Proscenium is a Latin word which meaning is in front of the scenery. When a play is on the audience will be directly facing the stage, which normally would be raised several feet above the front row audience. The main stage is behind the arch which is normally marked by a curtain which can be drawn lower or even closed, the space in front of that is called the apron. Proscenium stages are normally used for drama plays, musical and concerts.  

Client Meeting

My client was Miss Jones as she is in charge of the little shop of horrors play as she is the head of the drama department, she controlled which acts would be in the play and she came to use to make us provide the set design and posters. We organized a meeting together so we could take notes, so we would know what our client would want in the play. I chose to set up the posters as I used my graphics skills, as a group we all came up with different ideas. In my meeting with Miss Jones I showed her a poster idea for everyone to see which will attract people to come to the show. We also asked her questions about the show what we can or not do and told her ideas we had. Miss Jones said our work all had great ideas and she said we all should put it together in one poster and show her again. Working as a team we came up with the perfect poster design, it really didn’t affect us to much as we all worked as a team to make sure part of everyone’s work was all together in the poster. It was important to discuss the ideas with Miss Jones as she is the client and we are working for her as a team  and also sharing ideas was great so we could create a great play. She told us the price of the tickets and licensed writing that we had to put under our posters, to allow us sell Little Shop Of Horror posters. 

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Introduction To Task

This unit we all was asked to make props for the play Little Shop Of Horrors and set it up in the 1950s time like the play Little Shop Of Horrors. We was all set up in different groups the group I choose to go into was graphics which covered the leaflets tickets and many other things.

The task we are going to do is the play of Little Shop Of Horrors we will have to set up the play the plant leaflets and everything. The group I am in is graphics which is in charge of making the tickets and the leaflet so people can see the show is coming on and see the dates it is showing and attend it.

We had a meeting with Ms Jones head of drama and she is in charge of the play, we showed her our ideas and our own leaflets she goes put them all together to make one because she liked all of our ideas. So we put all our ideas together to make our finial piece which Ms Jones liked, she told us to make sure all the information was on the poster she helped us step by step to make sure everything was right.

With my graphics group we discussed what ideas we was going to put in the leaflet who’s title writing was the best and who’s picture was best and we put it all on Photoshop and put it all into one leaflet and printed of about 30 copies put them up around the school and handed them out to students so they could come to the show.