Saturday, February 05, 2005

Early Thoughts on the setting

The play is to be set at the very end of the Edwardian era, that being specifically The end of the first decade of the 21st century. For here we stand on the precipice of the modern world, the late Edwardian's stood daringly still in the face this inevitable change that was coursing through all levels of society at the time. Illyria itself is not England but rather a colonial outpost, that is perhaps the last to see the change.

Twelfth Night is the last day of Christmas, the day before everything goes back to normal, the last day of festivities that is however very aware of itself being so- the last day. The madness and indulgence of the festive period is soon to be contrasted with the bleakness of January in its most stark and bare.

Illyria stands thus and our play and charaters all share the same fate of change that is deluded through love and informed by duty, priviledge and death.

What I want to know is your opinons and thinking as to where your characters fit into this paradigm we have created