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20 July 2008 @ 10:46 am
The Spanish Tragedy  
Hello all you graphically savvy people! I'm directing Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, aka the first great Elizabethan revenge tragedy, in a couple of months. I need a graphic designer to design the look for posters, marketing, program, whatever. I thought I would mine the talent on livejournal, especially as it is full of theatre lovers, early modern lovers, and creative people all around.

You can find the script on google books, project gutenburg, and other various places online. It's a fascinating piece, and I highly encourage you to check it out. Basically, it's possible that the Hamlet we know would not have existed without the influence of this play.

If you are interested in this project, send me a message. Aesthetically, I believe in blood and gore. I hate when people die on stage and there is no blood. I like my violence on stage intense. (The blood work in the RSC Histories was aweseome!) I'll be staging this play in the round, to highlight the "world as stage" idea that this play uses so well. There is a frame narrative AND a play-within, so the structure is a bunch of concentric circles like this: audience - Revenge and the Ghost - Royal Court of Spain - the play about Soliman and Perseda.

I'll also be setting the play in modern day. I want the look to be real, but intensified. The kind of look you find in today's modern revenge movies like Kill Bill of V for Vendetta.

I have a few ideas for the tag line for advertising, but I'll hold back on revealing those and let you read the script first.

If this is inappropriate to post here, I apologize, and will promptly remove.