Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tartuffe for Smålands Musik och Teater, 2006. Directed by Ronny Danielsson.

This is the opening scene. The audience see a wall which suddenly opens as the characters 'spy' on each other. The idea I worked with was that the space is full of secret locations that are used as hiding places in a household where knowledge is used to abuse power.
The element of religious hypocrisy in the piece was linked to the 'Knutby pastor' that almost mirrored Moliere's piece.
I used wallpaper from the 60's to suggest a neglected interior that could be either a house or a meeting room attached to a church

The entrance of Tartuffe

I used a mixture of highly stylised 'period' dress and contemporary clothes - the modern dress was revealed as the piece went on so that we travelled from Moliere's time to today during the course of the piece

Tartuffe had to look like a crow - something that scavenges. I had the tails of his coat wired up so that it moved as he walked. This obviously influenced how the actor created the movement for the character.


Anonymous said...

amazing reference !
really interesting interpretation of Tartuffe characters

Anonymous said...

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