Staging the Henrician Court : The traverse stage

This page last changed on Dec 07, 2009 by Eleanor Rycroft.

Early on in the collaborative process, we decided to remove a 'Henry' from the high table at the dais end of the Hall, as we felt that this would radically alter the production without any real hope of recreating the effect of the monarch's presence on the audience or performers. Without having to perform to the king, we were left with traverse staging, rather than a thrust stage along the length of the hall directed towards the royal gaze.

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