Romeo and Juliet- Ballet

  Unrealized Design: Professor Michael Miller

Concept:    This set was designed to go with a set of costumes inspired by the lamps and windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany.  I wanted the set to be a world that could illuminate these designs, and where light itself was a resource.  What I believe the story of Romeo and Juliet needs is a strict and structured world that is contained.  Romeo's banishment is worse than death to him, and I wanted a world where that made sense.  I chose to set this in an underground cave city- loosely inspired by Tolkein's Mines of Moria.  The space was open, vast, and imposing, yet confined by the cave structures.  Geodes, stalactites, stalagmites, and rosck structures form the basis of the extracted architectural shapes.  The columns would track on and off stage to further refine the space.  


The basic surround.
The basic surround.
Stage Left detail
Stage Left detail
Stage right detail
Stage right detail
Juliet's Courtyard
Juliet's Courtyard
Capulet ballroom
Capulet ballroom
Balcony Scene
Balcony Scene
Friar Lawrence Cell
Friar Lawrence Cell
Juliet's Bedroom
Juliet's Bedroom
Crypt
Crypt