Lucifer's Child, Acts I and II: Designed by Marjorie Bradley Kellogg. (Photo by T. Charles Erickson.)

6 Stage Design

DOI: 10.4324/9780080520995-8

In a theatre we are sometimes conscious only of the actor, perhaps only of eyes or voice, or hands; and then we can lose all distinction between the play and reality, seeming to live, in our own minds, in the action that is taking place onstage: we think and feel for a character, as if he or she had no separate existence apart from us. On such occasions, we ourselves seem to create what we see and hear; we are the drama, and it exists for us. Thinking about such moments afterward, it is tempting to ...

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