Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
|Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor|
|Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Production Photographs
- 3 Production&Creative Team
- 4 Technical Stage Management
- 5 Stage Management
- 6 Production Electrics
- 7 Lighting Design
All images Ken Dundas, RCS.
Director- Nicholette Moner
Production Manager - Sandy McRobbie
Set Designer - Cordelia Chisholm
Lighting Designer - Roy Herd
Stage Manager - Alice McKay
Deputy Stage Manager - Fiona Findlater
Technical Stage Manager - Melissa MacDonald
Deputy TSM/Head flys - Andrew McCabe
Chief Production Electrician - Blair Omond
Deputy PLX and Lighting Operator - John Beggan
Technical Stage Management
One of our main challenges on this opera was fitting in all of the flown elements. To begin with we rigged the flown walls as normal with turnbuckles, drifts ( 7000m) and flying irons- however, the flown walls were very top heavy as each flat had wooden cornicing along the front (weighing 14kg) this caused all of the walls flats to lean both in their IN and OUT positions.
After much debate new Open Ended drifts and wedge sockets were bought. Rather than hanging the flats from back with the irons in the US side, we hung them by drilling holes in the top of the flat and threading the drifts though the flat to the flying irons which were positioned inside the flat. This distributed the weight more evenly and made a significant difference.
During the Windsor Forest scene, 100 letters were to fly in. For this we used a hemp bar, a CW bar and, as we had run out of space in the grid, we used x2 3000mm pieces of conduit. We joined them and taped over the join to strengthen it with tape- this fitted better than adding another hemp bar.
The letters were attached to the bars with lengths of 1mm braided cord ( available from Flints at £9.00/100m. ) this worked better than fishing line as the letters were simply empty handmade evelopes- the lack of weight would have made the fishing line curl up and look untidy. The cord had a matte quality to it that made it less obvious than fishing line- which could catch the light.
Individual Love Letter Lines
During Act 2 there were 3 lines which were to be flown in and a love letter attached to each- with not fiddling. At first we attached magnets to the lines and put penny washers in the envelopes. However, due to how little room there was between flown walls, the magnets continuously got stuck on the hardware on the way out.
To resolve this we put the magnets inside the letters and the washers on the lines. These lines were made from the same 1mm cord as the other letters.
Paperwork examples relating to this production for your reference
Groundplans at 1:200
LX Crew Call Sheet
LX Summary of Crew Hours
LX Equipment List
LX Colour Call
LX Channel / Dimmer Hook Up Sheet
Full LX Plan