Posted by: marychater November 24th, 2016

Two Gents - Bristol old Vic Theatre School 

Met with designers Anisha (costumes) and Eleanor (set) in Bristol at The Redgrave Theatre where the production will be staged. Both are students on the Theatre School's stage design course.

We discuss period.

Decide to do it in modern dress but without any sign of modern technology such as mobile phones, laptops etc. Modern dress can be a fluid concept. Give the actors clothes not costumes.

Discuss how many scenes take place in public places. 

Cafe society ?
Awnings of different colours.
Interpret the Court of the Duke as Milan University. White louvred blinds and green shaded desk lights.
For the scenes in the forest, where the outlaws are outcasts - reference "the jungle"