Scenographic Illusions II: Designing for the Theatre
In his 1941 book, The Dramatic Imagination, eminent theatre designer Robert Edmond Jones noted that "a setting is not just a beautiful thing, a collection of beautiful things. It is a presence, a mood, a warm wind fanning the drama to flame. It echoes, it enhances, it animates. It is an expectancy, a foreboding, a tension. It says nothing, but it gives everything." In this lecture, Ty Marshall (professor of theatre arts at Linfield College) explores the process he employs to create scenographic illusions that provide an environment in which a play comes to life. He focuses on designs created for Linfield plays produced in Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall.