Design for the Theater: Scenery

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Set model of Apollinaire's "The Breasts of Tiresias". (Image courtesy of Jessica Hinel.)


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21M.734 / 21M.733

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Spring 2005



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This course will examine theory of scenic design as currently practiced, as well as historical traditions for use of performance space and audience/performer engagement. Four play scripts and one opera or dance theater piece will be designed after in-depth analysis; emphasis will be on the social, political and cultural milieu at the time of their creation, and now.

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William Fregosi. 21M.734 Design for the Theater: Scenery. Spring 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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