metropolitan theatre

One Hundred Peking Opera Characters. Qing Dynasty 1600s-1911, China late 1800s, artist unknown. In the opera boom of the late 19th century, albums were turned to a new purpose: documenting the variety and vibrancy of stage culture in all its multicolored splendor. This album records in detail the makeup&costume of 100 characters drawn from nine plays/operas shown in Peking. Each character is identified w/an inscription&the plays are named@the top right of nine of the leaves in slightly larger script.

5

“DIGITAL”

Digital sets are ones in which the design of the space is meant to support  additional digital effects including (but not limited to):

Live cameras, Projections, Monitors, Video Mapping, Holographic Imagery, Robotics, Sensors, Altered Control and Response Systems

Digital sets can  take us to new fields of view, depths and perspectives that other design styles cannot.  Often digital effects are used to give the feeling of a “live” environment, give the actor a stronger sense of control of their space or can even be used to create digital actors entirely.  Both The Ring Cycle used and The Magic Flute utilized digital actors voiced or sung just offstage, while a computer interpreted and mimicked their actions onstage thru projections.  Digital sets can then combined with box, unit, atmospheric (projection on fog is amazing), installation, site-specifc and collaged sets.

“The Ring Cycle” - Carl Fillion

“The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Nighttime” -  Bunny Christie

“The Magic Flute” - Esther Bialas

“Sunday in The Park With George” -  David Farley