Macbeth 2004: Robert Innes Hopkins-The set design
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Robert Innes Hopkins, designer of this production of Macbeth, uses the model box to explain the set design which we see in these extracts. For the RSC's 2004 Tragedies season, there was an overall design for the shape of the RST stage which had a straight front edge. For Macbeth, this stage shape co More…ntributed to the blunt masculine strength of the play. The designer of any production needs to consider practicalities like exits & entrances, how the action will work and the use of texture or colour to create atmosphere. Here, Innes Hopkins used a dark-grey tone to create a feeling of harshness.