SCENERY PAINTING FOR THE AMATEUR MUSICAL THEATRE and PANTOMIME
|FIDDLER ON THE ROOF page two|
|Designed by Donald O'Brien.
Scenic Artist Brian Willis.
Sets constructed by Leonard Quigg
Performed by Ballycastle Choral Society (2001)
Detail of Exterior of house with two wings on left. Photographed in the workshop where the roof leaked as you can see by the puddle in the foreground.
Painted shadows played a big part in this set. The shadows of the irregular wooden roof tiles. The shadow of the tree trunk propping up the roof. (really there to disguise an overlap of hardboard). The shutters look a strange geometry but are designed to be seen by the audience who's eyeline is 9 inches above the stage floor.
Notice the irregular profile edges of the tree wings. The trompe l'oeil grey fence appears on all three wings and the size of the posts and rails increase on each wing nearer the audience to force the perspective. (See previous page for the downstage wing)
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