Saturday, 15 January 2011

Some more ideas for Solveig from Peer Gynt

My take on Peer Gynt - Peer is exiled by his community and seeks to be excepted into another yet still can not with stand the strength of his personality and imagination. The lack of emotional and physical support that's gained in a community, is lost to Peer as well as his egotistic attitude is a bad combination. causing him to retreat into his imagination and lyes. This forced rejection from a community also happens to other character in the play, for example the Dover-Master. 
Viewing Peer like this lead me to look at the history and controversy surrounding poor built council housing, and the communities that live within them. Bad planning, has created a massive wastage money, resources and materials. Yet they have always have retained a strong sense of community. But because of this poor planning, these building have to be knocked down at great expense and the people living in them have to be relocated to building sights outside the city where they become ousted from the communities (the trolls) leaving friends and families and having no trust in the government. Because of this, new groups of people are forces  to make new communities which they want to keep isolated from any one els (so they don't have to relay on other people).

Monday, 10 January 2011

My version of Solveig from Peer Gynt


I want her to be living in the section of the set that will represent the council block. A council block takes people that have been rejected from society, regardless of their background or what kind of people they are. It is seen as the council’s way of doing the ‘christen thing’.  They are tall white buildings, reaching high into the sky, towering over and standing out from most other buildings. Which I feel can creating this holly iconography. I would want Solvieg to be at the top of this building putting her at a different level from everyone els that Peer meets, through his travels. Yet her to be very much grounded to the room she is in, slowly turning into the room as she waits. As if she was to be sat down with an overhead projection of a picture of the wall behind her, over the top of her. 


Fake tiles i made from vacuum forming around blocks of wood then painting with acylic paint - - 
and my cardigan with the same indentation with buttons that are on the arm chair, i made this buy making a slightly smaller arm with a drill fabric then wadding in between that and the cardigan, I'm going to partially dye this green on monday to match the chair! 

My version of Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan

                                                  Nanki-poo - before wedding.

Nanki-poo - at wedding

Yum Yum


Pooh-Bah - before wedding

Pooh-Bah - at wedding

Mikado - before wedding

Mikado - at wedding




Chorus of Nobles

Chorus of girls

My take on the Mikardo is an incestuous bred of human like organisms that live in the nooks and crannies of our world, taking influences from snippets of our life that they manage to obtain from old magazines, newspapers and the few bits they manage to observe. From this religious like aspiration they obtain an idolisation and build very similar, hierarchal and corrupt society as ours.
They all have dropped shoulders and bad posture from the awkward crapped conditions they live in. Some of the inhabitants can not control their limns, or have very week ones, partially their way of walking is very unstable. The 'political' men of the society aspire for the broad shoulder business suit appearance and will go to great lengths to achieve it. 
I want the audience to feel swamped and intimidated by the costumes, as if they have been shrunk down to the size of the orgasms. The set will be dark and encompassing and make it hard for the actors in the costumes to orienteer round the stage.