November 2011 Jewell Theatre Company
We discussed how the setting could be expressionistic; it didn't have to represent the time period of the play. In other words, we didn't have to recreate Hampton Court on our stage! As usual though, I began by researching the architecture of Hampton court and the time period of King Henry VIII. I had visited Hampton Court in 2005 when I spent a semester teaching abroad in England, so my personal photographs came in handy.
As you will see from the images below, the set took on an elegant simplicity and helped the audience enter the world of the play without being overwhelming.
The designs were executed over an 8 week period by a crew of student workers with varying skills.