The aim of this project was to respond to the language and themes in the following plays instinctively - not necessarily with design in mind. I worked with ink sketches and photographs that I've taken/found inspired by key soliloquies. Then I made collages  by superimposing them in photoshop.  The aim is to see how a director, lighting designer, choreographer, composer or actor would respond to and decode these artworks.
macbeth
“Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse/ The curtain’d sleep” Macbeth’s last soliloquy
“Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse/ The curtain’d sleep” Macbeth’s last soliloquy
“Fair is foul and foul is fair: / Hover through the fog and filthy air” Witches 1:1
“Fair is foul and foul is fair: / Hover through the fog and filthy air” Witches 1:1
“[We] know not what we fear / But float upon a wild and violent sea” Ross Act 4 Sc 2
“[We] know not what we fear / But float upon a wild and violent sea” Ross Act 4 Sc 2

A close-up of one of the photo-collages. I’d like to develop this image and see how it would work with costumes and projection.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
“The fold stands empty in the drowned field.”
“The fold stands empty in the drowned field.”
“Contagious fogs; which falling in the land / Have every pelting river made so proud / That they have overborne their continents...” Titania Act 1 Sc 1
“Contagious fogs; which falling in the land / Have every pelting river made so proud / That they have overborne their continents...” Titania Act 1 Sc 1
“Everything seems double...” Hermia 4:1
“Everything seems double...” Hermia 4:1
A winter's tale
“Tis time, descend; be stone no more” Paulina Act 5 Sc 3
“Tis time, descend; be stone no more” Paulina Act 5 Sc 3
“Tell me what blessings I have here alive / That I should fear to die?” Hermione 3:1
“Tell me what blessings I have here alive / That I should fear to die?” Hermione 3:1
A comedy of Errors
king lear
“The tempest in my mind” King Lear Act 3 Sc 4
“The tempest in my mind” King Lear Act 3 Sc 4
King Lear in the storm
King Lear in the storm
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