Lysistrata Arthur Dirks
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By Aristophanes

Produced: Spring, 1974
Wayne State College Theater
Director: Hellen Russell
Scenery: Arthur Dirks
Facility: Ramsey Auditorium

An early struggle with design. I was very proud of it at the time. I had tried to suggest the Acropolis through comic visual expression. The women stood on a platform behind the columns, putting them well above. "Peace" used the little stage next to the Acropolis entrance, a show window of sorts. In the picture is an invention of a Greek cot, brought out for the seduction.

The sketch is transparent watercolor lined in ink (ugh). I think this was my third produced design. The high platform behind the cot was never used. This is when I learned that you have to give a director two ways up and down from anything.


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