theatre

The Tempest: Set Design

The Anatomy of the Cloven Pine
in Shakespeare's The Tempest
as directed by Ed Isser

Or,
Concept to Stage: the evolution of the set design!
by Bill Rynders

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#1. Director's original sketch.
#2. Designer's first
development sketch
#3. Research:
Cathedral Fig Tree
#4. Research:
Curtain Fig Tree
#5. Designer's second elevation with influence of research.
#6. Designer's elevation with details & support framing.
#7. Designer's floor plan sketch.
#8. CAD perspective of support frame.
#9. Designer's third elevation with additional details.
#10. Designer's completed pencil sketch with backdrop & portal details.
#11. 1/2" = 1'-0" scale model.
Built by Bill Rynders
Painted by Nancy Schubert
#12. Completed construction of support framing.
#13. Completed set before finish dressing.
#14. The Tempest-
Act I, Sc. 2