Approaches to the written paper
The staging question tests your ability as a designer and how you would stage a specific scene. It tests your knowledge of the play, your understanding of technical elements eg set, lighting and sound and your creativity and imagination.
Which stage to use?
Revision Bite One: Decide which stage would best suit the play you are studying.
Revision Bite Two - Once you have chosen your acting area, you need to be able to draw a basic ground plan. Remember to consider:
Where are you going to position the entrances and exits?
Where are you going to position the audience?
|Thrust Stage||Arena Stage||Traverse Stage||Proscenium Arch Stage||In-the-round stage|
|Describe where the audience will sit in relation to the acting space.|
|As a member of the audience, how does the location make you feel?|
|How effective is the acting space with regards to conveying the mood of the play?|
|Which stage do you, as an audience, think is the most effective and why?|