Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Romeo and Juliet at StoryHouse Theatre

Romeo & Juliet set
I tried to sketch the costumed players in this visually stunning performance of Romeo and Juliet at StoryHouse Theatre in the woods at Chinook on Sunday. But after wasting several sketchbook pages on false starts, I gave up and sketched slower-moving elements of the experience instead -- namely, the set and the audience. Too bad, because the costumes, hair and masks were magnificent and the theater setting in the woods was magical. Next time I try something like this, I'll bring a cheap, large-format sketchbook and be prepared to waste the whole thing on quick, gestural impressions, call it practice and not worry about the results.
Romeo & Juliet Player
Audience member with great hair

The audience on the grass

Front Row Seats

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