Monday, October 16, 2006

Photos from the production - let's see if they work THIS time...

Right - I have learnt ALL about resizing images for the interweb now. Let's see if Blogger is going to let me put the photos on now ...

HEY ! What do ya know ? It worked ! So the problem all along was that I was trying to load on 15megs worth on photos ! Who would have thought it ?

Here we have Dionysus berating his slave, Xanthias, for riding the donkey instead of him. Note the great pastoral scene in the background that I painted.

Dionysus reveals his master plan to Heracles.

The "muscle body" was recycled from a previous Stage Challenge entry on the theme of body image and media. It was a last minute idea of the student playing Heracles - I thought it worked pretty well.

Dionysus is supposed to have a large club - but I forgot to make one - so we used a big wooden hammer.

The chorus - singing the praises of Iacchos. I'm not sure if that's especially kosher at an Anglican school, but what the hell.

I really like this photo. It looks kinda spooky. Especially that guy on the far left. Freaky-deaky.

Right - now here's the real meat of the play - the debate between Euripedes ( on ground, center stage ) and Aeschylus ( seated, on right ). Euripedes is pointing out how Aeschylus' characers ( Niobe, in this case ) take freaking ages to actually SAY anything - they just sit there and look cool.

When WILL you learn about the inherent value of stillness on stage Euripides ?

Nearing the end now. This is where the their poetry gets weighed in order to see who's poetry is best. Apparantly that's on some kinda wacky literary psi scale. Those crazy classical chiton wearing guys ...

I made the scale by cutting corners off a big speaker box and threading in two broom sticks. I got rather lightheaded spraypainting the broom with silver spray-paint. You can't even see the silver colour in the photo ! Knackers.

So - a small taste of the production. A little late perhaps - but better late than me hunting you down and forcing you to ingest molten lead.

5 comments:

Jenni said...

where's the pictures of the squirrels I made onstage for Willy Wonka? That's what I want to know.

(Uhm, but these photos are pretty cool too.)

Seraph said...

I started this blog thingy after the whole "Charlie" aftermath, so that explains your lack of wonka-squirrel pics. I'll try and put a picture up of them especially for you.

BUT - you HAVE reminded me ( finally ) to bring the DVD of the performance to RP tomorrow evening ( I'm packing it my bag as I type ) - so you can check 'em out in action !

debbie said...

Looks so good. Masks look teh awesome on students as well as in the 'on-the-ground' for photo state.

Actually, weighing poetry to work out whose is the best isn't an entirely bad idea. I may use it for marking the next batch of Year 10 poetry assignments...

Seraph said...

Thanks Debbie !

You know - I never thought about WEIGHING year 10 poetry ... hell, it's as good a way as any !

You ( and the ancient Greeks ) may be on to something there ...

BubbaJay said...

Good work buddy, nice choice of a play from the Aig A.
Targetting hypocrasy in literature...