The project required choosing a character from a play while focusing on three of its scenes. The goal was to design a 'new era' custom for the original play (staging).
"Macbeth" - a play written by William Shakespeare in the beginning of the 17th century, tells the story of a loyal Scottish military man who’s getting more and more ambitious to win the king’s throne, to the point where even committing a murder taken into consideration.
During the play, our hero is going through a moral breakdown while his wife demonstrating the opposite process - moving from being a vicious and inhuman character to a guilty-conscience and somewhat moral one.
(Third Year Project)
The play deals with the eagerness for power and domination - an eternal desire which is not limited to a certain place or an era.
I was inspired to create a fictional and fantastic world by using a mixture of eras. In similar to snakes held in a sack, I tied eclectic elements from the Elizabethan era and the world of Chess - the game of kings.
The design that I created presents lady Macbeth in her opening scene obtaining the vicious look of a villain. I used mixture of blacks with pieces of peeled snakeskin to indicate her “sneaky” nature and sharp instincts. At the same time, I wanted the lady to look sexy, feminine, strong and confident and used elements such as gold, leather and corset in order to out-stand that look.