When you go to the theatre, you will see how the stage is transformed into a different place or time that the audience can believe in.
This atmosphere is created through:
At the beginning of William Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, guards patrolling the castle wall at night are waiting for a ghost to reappear - they're afraid. Very, very afraid. They think it's the ghost of Hamlet's father who has recently died. They call Hamlet's close friend Horatio to come along to view the ghost for himself.
Imagine that you are setting this stage production in Elizabethan England. What techniques could you use to create the right atmosphere for this scene? Think about:
You need to create an atmosphere that is spooky and frightening.
If you were filming this, rather than creating a live stage production, you could use modern technology to change the scene. You would still want to create an atmosphere that is spooky and frightening but you can use different techniques to do this.
Here are some techniques that you could now use to create the atmosphere: