Production Concept in a Play


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  1. Production concepts in the play In a play production, there are certain aspects that the director must look at to ensure the play brings out the whole picture the director wants for the audience. In this play, the director has given the play a particular production concept evident in several instances. The lighting of the stage brings out the perfect vision for the design elements of the stage play. The lighting satisfies the need of the stage which is to light where the specific characters will act from. The costumes and the set design ensures the goal of the play is reached. The costumes go hand in hand with the character’s traits which give the play the best theme (GELLEN, 2016). The director shows the ability to unify the concepts to bring out the best out of the story. The set design gives the audience a picture of the storyline and what to expect. This case the design is a homestead where different family members and neighbors engage in some conversations. The lights provide a clear vision of the play from the audience`s side. The side of the audience has no lighting which ensures their center of attraction is on the stage. The creative goal of the play is thus exhibited with the combination of the various production concepts which gives the director an easier time to control the play. The audience, on the other hand, watches the play in satisfaction and in a comfortable condition.

  2. Production concept evidence in the Plot and the staging Production concept is evident in the plot of the play where the characters behave just like the person they are acting in the play. Production concept gives the story a taste where the drunkard staggers on the stage, the old woman wears dresses to symbolize her age and her character. The actors are well detailed on what they should be acting which gives the story a line of continuation. As the play goes on, the setting of the stage changes. This is an indication that the place the act was taking place has changed. This changes the plot of the story hence bring out the production concepts used. The director must, therefore, be very keen on the background being used depending on what is going on at that particular moment (GELLEN, 2016).

  3. Production concept evidence in character`s act and how the actors portray them On the basis of how the characters’ act, the production concept is also evident. There is this time when the angry man wants to fight the old woman using an ax. The character takes the ax and goes on to almost hit the old woman. There later comes a peace-maker who comes and takes the ax several times from the angry man to ensure that the woman is not hurt. The actors bring out the whole picture of the characters they are acting one gets the whole story direct from the actors on how they portray the characters’ doings (GELLEN, 2016).

  4. Production concept in the total stage picture Production concept can also be seen on the way the stage and the use of technology have been incorporated. The relationship between the performing bodies and the strategies that they should portray comes out well. body movements on the point one is insisting or to show anger is well employed. The play takes two different backgrounds at different instances which bring out the picture of what is happening and where. If the second section of the play still used the first stage setting, it could have failed due to the need of the play (GELLEN, 2016). The director must follow the needs of the play to bring out the whole picture of the expectations.


GELLEN, K. (2016). NOISES OFF: CINEMATIC SOUND IN KAFKA’S ‘THEBURROW’. Mediamorphosis: Kafka and the Moving Image, 111.

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