Shipwreck Trilogies at the RSC - Set Design by Jon Bausor.

Building the set is quite a challenge. Designed to reflect the trilogy’s themes of shipwreck and displacement, features include a real pool with 7,000 litres of water from which the actors emerge, a huge mirrored cube and even a diving board!
The set adapts and changes for each of the three plays. The beam projecting through the proscenium into the balcony is a crane in The Comedy of Errors, a crumbling colonial hotel cornicing in Twelfth Night and the communications mast of a ship wrecked on Prospero’s island in The Tempest. 

Shipwreck Trilogies at the RSC - Set Design by Jon Bausor.

Building the set is quite a challenge. Designed to reflect the trilogy’s themes of shipwreck and displacement, features include a real pool with 7,000 litres of water from which the actors emerge, a huge mirrored cube and even a diving board!

The set adapts and changes for each of the three plays. The beam projecting through the proscenium into the balcony is a crane in The Comedy of Errors, a crumbling colonial hotel cornicing in Twelfth Night and the communications mast of a ship wrecked on Prospero’s island in The Tempest. 


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