It was a mud wagon stage
coach (a rugged vehicle for use in particularly rough country)," J.
THE travelling actors of Oddsocks theatre company will set up their unique wagon stage
in the grounds of Dilston Hall for picnicking Shakespeare fans.
43) On the analogy of such examples, it is possible that, on the medieval pageant wagon stage, journeys and other less extensive movements from place to place, were likewise expressed in a shorthand way.
The directors of this pageant in the 1998 performances in Toronto and York did not elect to place all the actors on the wagon stage but would their medieval counterparts have done so?
The paved roadway and adjacent ground-level spaces were annexed to the wagon stage in a number of the Toronto pageant performances.
The dramatic effect on the audience derives from that tension: movement away from or toward the site represented by the wagon stage signifies the disruption or reconfiguration of the stasis of the site.
In practical terms, a play of this length and complexity could not afford much elaboration of action off of the wagon stage.
The street is not simply extra space to be used whenever the wagon stage seems too small.
Herod and the Magi' kept the action closer in; by not allowing the Magi to stray too far, the wagon stage maintained its integrity as the location on which the action depended.
A series of quarter- and semi-circular panels filled the wagon stage like a pop-up card.