Swansong - Set Design

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What type of stage is used?
Bare Proscenium Arch
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What is the set that is used throughout the entire piece?
Black box
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What does the Black Box mean?
This means the walls, floor and backdrop are all black, creating the prison cell.
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What prop remains on the stage?
Chair - hints the idea of isolation
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How is the chair significant?
The chair is significant to the victim and his ever changing relationship to it, reflects the state of mind
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How is the chair symbolic?
It is symbolic as the guards and prisoners use it as if it wasn't a chair
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How is it used except as a chair?
prison bars, shackles, a shield, a weapon, a burden, a safe haven
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There are 3 ways the set contributes. Number 1 is...
Creating Entrances and exits for the guards. Always enter from same wing - stage right, suggests there maybe a single door - prison like
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Number 2 is....
The set is incorporated in the action with the chair being used in the choreography by the guards and the victim
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Number 3 is,,,
The set complements other components - particularly the costumes and lighting as it is all simple and focuses the audience's attention on the performance
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How is the theme of prison conveyed?
Conveyed through the bare stage
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How is the mood and atmosphere of intimidation, interrogation and isolation shown?
it is shown through the stark, empty set
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The use of black colours...
throughout helps to reinforce the gloomy atmosphere
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What does it create by keeping the set the same
the element of flow
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What are the 4 c props?
Cane, Chair, Comedy red nose, Ciagrette
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The Cane
It is incorperated into the dance by the guards during the "Cane dance" section
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The Chair
is used by the guards and victim in various ways
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The comedy red nose and ciagrette
are used to humiliate and intimidate the victim
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Card 2

Front

What is the set that is used throughout the entire piece?

Back

Black box

Card 3

Front

What does the Black Box mean?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

What prop remains on the stage?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

How is the chair significant?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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