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Theatre and Performance Studies

The University of Maine

2003

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Scenic Design For Alan Ayckbourn's Taking Steps, David Adkins May 2003

Scenic Design For Alan Ayckbourn's Taking Steps, David Adkins

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A theatrical scene designer is responsible for creating the physical space in which a play takes place. This is accomplished through reading and analyzing the script, researching materials related to the production, discussions with the director, and collaboration with other designers. This thesis focused on the process involved in designing a set, as described by J. Michael Gillette in his book, Theatrical Design and Production, (Third Edition) and how that process was applied to Alan Ayckbourn's farce Taking Steps. The play provided a unique educational challenge for a scenic designer, as it requires that three floors of a house ...