A Midsummer Night's Dream

仲夏夜之梦

      《仲夏夜之梦》是威廉·莎士比亚于1595至1596年间完成的一部喜剧。

      A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare c. 1595 or 1596.

        该剧以雅典为背景,由围绕忒修斯和希波丽塔的婚姻的几个小情节组成。其中一个子情节涉及四名雅典恋人之间的冲突。另一个是由六名业余演员排练的“剧中剧”,这一幕将在婚礼前表演。这两个群体都发现自己身处一片森林,森林里居住着操纵人类并参与各种阴谋和惊喜的神。

      The play is set in Athens and consists of several subplots that revolve around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. One subplot involves a conflict between four Athenian lovers. Another follows a group of six amateur actors rehearsing the play, which they are to perform before the wedding. Both groups find themselves in a forest inhabited by fairies who manipulate the humans and engage in domestic intrigue.

调研图片(部分)+调色板   Research Pictures + Color Palette

人物关系图   Characters Relationship Map

        左图为初步设计草图。上面的图纸是剧场平面图和效果草图,下面是对应场景的水彩效果图。这是整合设计思路和理念的第一步,很大程度表现了设计重点。这部经典的莎士比亚戏剧主要有四个场景,分别是神界、宫殿、村屋和森林。此外,根据人物关系,发现神界和其他三个场景在内容上频繁的交替出现,因此解决这一问题是设计的关键。所以设计中有一个拱形的平台装置,把舞台分为上下两部分,从而解决了场景交替的问题。

        The sketches on the left are a preliminary design. The upper drawing is the floor plan and effects, and the below is the watercolor corresponding above. This is the first step in concept and design integration, and it reflects the critical points of the design. There're four scenes in this play, which are the myth world, the palace, the cottage, and the forest. In addition, according to the relationship between the characters, it is found that the myth world and the other three scenes alternate frequently. Therefore, solving this problem is the key to the design. That's why there's an arched platform on the stage, which divides the stage into upper and lower parts, thus solving the problem of scene alternation.

设计草图   Sketching (Digital+Watercolor)

布景细节图 (部分)   Set Unit Details

布景工程图 (部分)   Shifting Plot

流程表格 (部分)   Form & List

第一步:确认比例尺和最终模型尺寸,并完成草图。

Step 1: Finalize the measurement from digital models and sketches.

第四步:用丙烯颜料完成泥胚和板材上色,并组装。

Step 4: Color the model. Glue them to the moveable scene partials.

第二步:把草图拓到板材上并裁切,明确模型尺寸。

Step 2: Set white model and furniture ready. Cut backdrop and scene.

第五步:完成组装后做环境部分,包括草粉、落叶等。

Step 5: Make-up model partial set. Glue environmental scene set.

第三步:将泥胚还原到模型中,完成烘焙泥胚道具。

Step 3: Make oven-bake clay and large-part units.

第六步:将所有道具组装到剧院模型中,包括帷幕和挂件。

Step 6: Install backdrop, front-drop, furniture, and figures in the theater model.

第一幕 第一场:模型细节   Act 1 Scene 1: Model Details

        这一幕发生在雅典城的忒修斯宫。为了展现舞台上的庄严气氛,背景的质感和造型参考了古希腊宫殿。中间的门可以打开,演员可以进出,这一设计使得这一幕演出具互动性和合理性。

        This scene happens in the Theseus's Palace, Athen city. To show the solemn atmosphere on stage, the texture and the shape of the backdrop follow the ancient Greek palace. The door in the middle can be opened, and the actors can come in and out. It makes the show more reactional and reasonable.

第一幕 第二场:模型细节   Act 1 Scene 2: Model Details

        下面的场景发生在昆斯的房子里(大部分)。这个场景中有很多家具方便演员坐下走位。上层的场景则完全不同,它是该剧设计的一个亮点。他主要描述仙境的环境(神话中),充满了神秘的氛围和各种巧合。

        This scene happens in the Quince's house (mostly). There're many pieces of furniture on the set which can allow actors to sit. The floor above is a different scene, and it is the most creative design for the show. It is a fairy world (myth), which is full of mystery and coincident. 

第二幕 第一场:模型细节   Act 2 Scene 1: Model Details

        森林是剧中最重要的场景之一,几乎一半的故事发生在这里。粗的木棍使得树木在漆黑的幕布中更明显。第二层和上一场景类似,这个场景中加入了更多的元素。

        The woods are the most important scene in the show. Almost half of the story happens here. The large wood sticks are making the trees pop out from the backdrop. Upstair is similar to the above, adding more elements in this scene.