1.1 Outdoor setting-daylight.Performed in
daylight to make use of the natural lighting
as it would have been in original 411BC
1.2 Lighting used with use of a wash
lighting to illuminate the stage on
1.3 Hut illuminated with lights, to show
the inside action between the
elders. Coloured gels used in the
Komos as a celbration of sexes
2.1 African drumming sounds foreshadow the
entrance of the men returning from battle.
Also continue under chorus sections to keep
the rhythm of the verses.
2.2 Pitched instruments used for comic effect, eg when Magistrate is made a fool of.
Similar to the Ancient Greek performances where they would use pots with water in for
a certain pitch as well as Lutes and Flutes.
2.3 Acapella singing in the singing sections and the
Komos The soloist will be accompanied by the
chorus singing acapella and African style
3.1 Board that shows quotes from the news reports of the real Kenyan story which
flashes during vertain intervals, like womens chorus meeting and the women taking
3.2 Colours on the screen, blending from green, to red, to orange
and yellow (the colours of men and women in the play). The
reconciliation scene is the only time that the screen isnt one of
those colours, as it is white, showing peace and hope.
4.1 Magistrate wears a suit,
contrast to other characters.
Sticks out, doesnt fit in.
4.2 Women:Orange and yellow. Kangas, with beads and headresses.
Women's chorus have 6 members, 3 in yellow and 3 in orange. Shade of
colour reflects type of character, eg Lysistrata dark orange (strength,
firey) and Calonice yellow (laid back and free)
4.3 Men: Red and Green. Waist length Kangas in fabrics of red and greens,
also with beads and paints on chests. Chrorus 6 members with 3 red and 2
5 Set and Stage
5.1 Amphitheatre staging-true to original conditions.
5.2 Scene building at back (traditionally used for entrances and exits as well as storing costumes)
adapted to be a hut. Hut with open front so the audience can see inside at all times. This represents
the Acropolis as the Elders of the tribe live there and the tribe protect it. Hut decorated with beads
and fabrics, inside is split into two, one side red and green (men), one side yellow and orange
(women). actors inside are contantly quarrelling until end, where they unite and hold hands-equality of
5.3 Only other piece of staging is a well. Reconcilition appreas from this in that section.
6.1 Kenyan 2009 sex strike. Women refrained
from sex with their husbands and bpyfriends
in order to bring peace and make the leaders
6.2 original was in 411BC,
performed in an