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([personal profile] elven_ranger posting in [community profile] theatre Oct. 20th, 2010 11:54 am)
I am currently planning a stage set for a (high action) play, and would like to pick anyone elses brains  (I have some ideas, but am picking other peoples brains as well for any ace ideas. Ideas used would be credited in the programme.)
The play is set in about 1700, and the scenes are

- English Harbourside
- Convict Ship
- Algerian market
- Sheikhs Palace
- Pirate ship
- English harbourside tavern

We are performing at a drama festival, and can only have limited stage set (its also what we can get there in three cars plus cast! We are then doing some open air shows, which work as even more limited! The drama festival theatre stage gives us a simple black backdrop and flats.

My plan so far is to have a basic nautical set that doubles as the harbour and the ships, with a lighting change and background sound effects to indicate where it is, alongside the acting by the cast.
In the Algerian market, we are having the merchants bring on rugs and cushions and whatnot to make it look like a Middle Eastern market place.
The Sheikhs palace is similar, with the one bit of backdrop - flown light gauze fabric hangings, and a few ornaments brought on as part of the play by servants.
This is all removed for the pirate ship, in which we go back to the basic set, and  a pirate flag flying, which turns into the tavern with the wenches bringing on two tables, with bottles and tankards.

Those are my ideas, but I was wondering if anyone had any "quick and simple" ideas for getting more definition between the harbour and the ships. Thanks tons for any ideas... :)
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