The Stage Space: A Theory

I recently completed a course in Directing for the Stage. One week we looked at the role of the stage space in performance and the suggested meanings of various positioning of actors and their entrances on the stage. This is just a theory but one I found interesting. It doesn’t discount the traditional nine-quadrant stage space (upstage, centre stage, downstage, stage left, centre, stage right) but adds another layer to this and one that would be interesting to consider when watching or directing scenes. I attempted to explain this in my first screencast. I hope you find it useful.