Buck Basket

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019

The Giant Buck (Laundry) Basket for Falstaff to Sneak Away In

Plan A (which did not work)

My plan was to use aluminum flat-bar to help keep the basket lightweight since the jute rug itself was quite heavy. Unfortunately it did not hold the weight of the jute as well as I wanted and was quickly mangled by the actors (through no fault of their own).

Plan B

I enlisted the help of Scenic Design Mike Salazar to help weld a steel frame for the basket. The new frame, while being heavier, can easily hold the weight jute, as well as that of a person on the edge.

Buck Away!

Fairy Tapers

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019

Candles used by the “Fairies” to fool and burn Falstaff

Making the Candle

Fitting the Lights

Diffusion gel was fitted around the LED corn bulb in the shape of a flame.

In Action!

Bible Safe

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019

Sir Hugh Evans Bible that doubles as a book safe for his pistol.

50s-60s Coca-Cola Bottles

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019

Instant Coffee was used as an alternative to actual soda for the tour to make things simpler for the actor-only tour company while on the rural tour-route.

House of Dr. Caius

Merry Wives of Windsor | Montana Shakespeare in the Parks | Summer 2019

Closet Trunk

A custom made trunk that served as a closet and hiding place for Sir Hugh.

Desk Trunk

A vintage steamer trunk reconfigured to serve as a desk and vanity for Dr. Caius.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks 47th Season, Merry Wives of Windsor
(Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez)

 

Scenic Design by Mike Salazar

Footlight Shells

BagatelleThe Finishing School | Roosevelt University | Music Conservatory | March 2019

Seven Low Budget Footlight Shells

Materials: Paper, Wood Glue, Spray Paint, Acrylic Paint

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