Three Sisters


For my first project on my MA I had to design a set for Chekhov’s Three Sisters inside The Royal Court in London. The idea behind the boxes was that they depict rooms within a house. They show a contrast between 1900 and abstract modern life. The simple white boxes shape these rooms that depict 1900 Russian decoration, which is fragmented as though it is breaking apart that era and abstracting it with modern life. This also highlights how the three sisters always wanted to escape the life they had. The simplicity of the white boxes show that it doesn’t matter what they move towards as long as they escape the reality they live in. Although all the action happens inside the boxes, the cracks in the walls and floors show again their constant hope of escaping. It is quite a physical design which allows characters to climb and move around the different boxes throughout the play.

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