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Design the opening set for Yerma. The name "Yerma" means "Barren" and it is an appallingly appropriate name for the heroine of the play,

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Yerma Design the opening set for Yerma. The name "Yerma" means "Barren" and it is an appallingly appropriate name for the heroine of the play, a woman unable to conceive the child she believes would justify her existence. She's willing but not at all anxious to give herself to her husband in the sexual act she knows is required but he's turned off by her approach to intimacy as merely a functional procedure. As the un-productive years go by, their relationship sours beyond redemption. I, as a director, would want all the set designs, and costumes to represent this, and all her feelings towards Juan and towards Victor. Firstly the stage will be a thrust stage and a capacity of 600 people. The 12msq thrust section will be free of props, and colour, the flooring will be washed wood throughout the whole play. ...read more.

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When she is about to wake up the lights will change to fit a bright sunny day and as she awakes the see through curtain will rise allowing the audience to see Yerma sitting in a chair. The room she is in has white washed walls and washed wood floors, and is very plain. To show how lonely Yerma is. I only want there to be two pieces of furniture in the room, a dark dyed wood rocking chair which looks uncomfortable this will show her predicament. However at Yermas feet will be a brightly coloured embroidery, this will stand out from the plain white washed room, and it shows how she wants her life to be, so there will be the man in her dream and a young child and her in a 'family portrait'. ...read more.

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Also the fact that she thinks her insides is turning into 'poison' because she is childless. I think that the lighting should change according to who is in the room with Yerma, for example, when it is Victor the room should be bright, but with Juan it should still be well lit, but with a low watt bulb. I think a good character to play Yerma would be Mary Kate Olsen. She has a Spanish look to her. She is also only 19, so it is easy to find a Juan who is older than her. She looks innocent and pure so she portrays Yerma well. Collin Farell will play Juan. He is older than Mary Kate Olsen, and he isn't that pleasing to the eye. He isn't as handsome as Brandon Davis (Victor) , therefore it is realistic that she likes Victor more. He looks ordinary. Rachel Bilson plays Maria. ...read more.

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