A modern and tecnological stage design for one of the classic theater plays of Shakespeare. The Tempest, written in 1611 matches with magic and witchcraft as taboo themes. Is said that Jacob I of England would burn in a bonfire all women who were said to do spells.
Taking this information as a reference to the stage design, the priority was to get away of older representations, where romanticism and beauty takes over the scene. Instead a dark space, with an element that stands above the rest: a rain machine. This item represents the supernatural atmosphere that Shakespeare looks for this play.
The rain machine, beside giving a mysterious ambientation, it also helps in the dramaturgie. This stage design was able to change velocity of spinning. Strong rain for the first scene of Ariel or very slow spinning for enchanment.
Function: Stage design, concept and construction.
Arrangements: Christoph Seidel
Director's assistance: Janina Werner
Music: Fréderic Laforêt u.a.
Stage design: Marc Molinos
Costume: Nicoletta Kolmeder
Light technician: Wolf Markgraf
Translation display: August Wilhelm Schlegel
Piano/Balalaika: Christoph Seidel
Guitar: Matthias Schaff
Bass: Benedikt Holnaicher
Prospero: Stefan Voglhuber
Miranda: Teresa Sperling
Ferdinand/Bootsmann: Andreas Haun
Ariel: Sara Farwig
Caliban: Renée Schöfer
Alonso/Trinculo: Ole Kujadt
Antonio: Stefan Passvogel
Stephano: Florian Gewessler
Sebastian: Felix Unterberger
10/2013. TWM STUDIOBÜHNE.
Image taken while the stage preparation. On first term, the "rain machine". On the background, a plastic curtain that will be used for ambience separation.
Resulting of light and stage design. On the back of the plastic curtain are the musicians.
Frame image that shows the preparation and work in progress for the stage design. Concept development.