How do scenographers evoke the world of a novel on stage, which the audience already feel they know and can visualise well?
(2016) How do scenographers evoke the world of a novel on stage, which the audience already feel they know and can visualise well?, no. 31.
This dissertation explores the process of a scenographer when designing a novel adaptation for the stage. It discusses the standard processes and the additional steps that are required compared to a scripted play. As part of this dissertation, the researcher has designed the staging for the contemporary novel 'Room' by Emma Donoghue using a range of design techniques including visual referencing, mood and information boards as well as practical arrangements and peer reviews. This study is underpinned by relevant research which supports the storyline and the adaptation. It reflects on that process and supports the argument that novel to stage adaptations can be successful by providing evidence of particular theatre companies that have already staged major novels with extremely positive reviews.