Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: Model (Periactoids)

 

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My design is focused on three periactoids at the back of the stage. These can be turned by the actors to create different locations as well as creating different entrances. I want the actors themselves to move them in character, as it gives a working and mechanical feeling to the overall performance, reflecting the day-to-day lives of the characters.

One the first side of the periactoids is a photograph of a street split into 3 images. I have played with distorting the  image by changing the angles of individual panels. This not only will define the different interior settings but also reflects

The second image is to locate the factory. I chose this image because I love the composition of the repetition of men and machine and think that it gives a sense of the loud industrial environment that Arthur works in. Taking this idea further to place more emphasis on the repetition not only of the mundane job, but also his life which has become trapped in a weekly cycle of work and drinking. I have manipulated the image so that the first panel and the last show the same image, however I have made the final section of photograph slightly larger to off set the balance slightly as though things are staring to tip.

The final side is a plain white panel, on to which I will have projections of Goose Fair. I want this video to be wild sequences of flashing lights moving crowds and blurred chaos. I want to have a moving image for this scene so that suddenly a burst of excitement cuts through the darkness. However I want to keep the edgy, scary energy that Amanda Whittington described, to do this the film will continue the theme of black and white photography and the images will move fast and erratically to make the audience feel the excitement with an edge of panic.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: Model

 

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These photos are a documentation of my planning how to create the different scenes. I wanted very limited simply furniture to create the locations of the play. Through mapping out in the model box I have realised that I have been too limiting. I have realised that I need at least one more, may be two tables and more chairs/bar stools to populate the set and allow more flexibility in creating compositions, especially the more built up scenes such as Goose Fair.

Costume Design – Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Brenda:I have chosen to dress Brenda in quite plain clothing to show that she is slightly older. It also shows that unlike Doreen she doesn't have her own money to spend on her appearance. I have dressed her in a red cardigan to make her stand out from the other woman, I tried not to make her look too frumpy because I think that Arthur would be influence by appearance and therefore there needs to be a reason that he is attracted to her.

Brenda:I have chosen to dress Brenda in quite plain clothing to show that she is slightly older. It also shows that unlike Doreen she doesn’t have her own money to spend on her appearance. I have dressed her in a red cardigan to make her stand out from the other woman, I tried not to make her look too frumpy because I think that Arthur would be influence by appearance and therefore there needs to be a reason that he is attracted to her.

I have clothed Arthur in a suit that is very box shaped. His trousers are held up with a belt and have one pleat that turns out. I have also added a costume change of overalls for the scene in the factory. With such quick scene changes he will be able to pull the overall on over his suit.

I have clothed Arthur in a suit that is very box shaped. His trousers are held up with a belt and have one pleat that turns out. I have also added a costume change of overalls for the scene in the factory. With such quick scene changes he will be able to pull the overall on over his suit.

I chose to group these three together as they are all in working clothing.  They are also the roles  I would put together if the play is multirolling.

I chose to group these three together as they are all in working clothing. They are also the roles I would put together if the play is multirolling.

I have found it really hard to make the men look as old as they should. I think this is becase i have drawn them too small so cannot put enough detail in their faces.

I have found it really hard to make the men look as old as they should. I think this is becase i have drawn them too small so cannot put enough detail in their faces.

Doreen: This is my design for Doreen. She is dressed much more sophisticatdly than the other woman, even though she does work, she only appears in the play in the evenings. I chose to dress her in a fashionable style dress in a colourful patterned fabric to show that she is younger than Doreen and is different to the other women in the play. I think the slick shape of her dress and the tidy hair shows her sharp personality and gives the audience a clear understanding of why Arthur is attracted to her. I have also designed her Wedding dress. It is very simple and similar shape to the other dress. This is because I want it to be quite subtle when she enters at the end of the play so the focus is on Arthur.

Doreen: This is my design for Doreen. She is dressed much more sophisticated than the other woman, even though she does work, she only appears in the play in the evenings. I chose to dress her in a fashionable style dress in a colourful patterned fabric to show that she is younger than Doreen and is different to the other women in the play. I think the slick shape of her dress and the tidy hair shows her sharp personality and gives the audience a clear understanding of why Arthur is attracted to her. I have also designed her Wedding dress. It is very simple and similar shape to the other dress. This is because I want it to be quite subtle when she enters at the end of the play so the focus is on Arthur.

Doreen: This is a quick sketch of Doreen, showing her coat and dress underneath.

Doreen: This is a quick sketch of Doreen, showing her coat and dress underneath.

Winnie, Ada, Em'ler: I chose to put these three characters together to show the differences between the woman that are connected to Brenda.

Winnie, Ada, Em’ler: I chose to put these three characters together to show the differences between the woman who are connected to Brenda.

Ratface, Landlady,Tealady,Sweeper Girls: This a a group of the characters that appear less in the play. they are all women at work so i have drawn them in appropriate uniform.

Ratface, Landlady,Tealady,Sweeper Girls: This a group of the characters that appear less in the play. they are all women at work so i have drawn them in appropriate uniform.