Visual design for Murray Schisgal's Luv

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Eric Ellis Olson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Andreas Nomikos

Abstract: Murray Schisgal's Luv was a good choice for this M. F. A. thesis production because of the great possibilities in setting, lighting, properties, costumes, and sound which it offers a designer. Though seemingly simple, the technical aspects of the show are, in production, challenging and offer unlimited opportunity for artistic expression. Part One of this thesis is the pre-production analysis and is divided into two topics: the play background and the visual design. The latter of these is further divided into discussion of: the setting and its function and mood, the costumes and character analysis, and the lighting and its problems. Part Two is in the form of a production record which illustrates and delineates all the technical aspects of the production. Included in this part are the floor plan, set rendering, photographs of the setting, backdrop elevation, working drawings, and properties plot. Also included are costume renderings, costume plot, light plan, instrument schedule, switchboard set-up chart, light plot, sound plot, and poster design. Part Three is the designer's post-production analysis. This is a critical evaluation of the setting, costumes, lighting, and sound, with regard to their success and failure in the overall production concept and goal.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1974
Schisgal, Murray, $d 1926- $t Luv
Schisgal, Murray, $d 1926- $x Characters
Theaters $x Stage-setting and scenery
Stage lighting

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