Teatro Español, ''Richard III''


The scenography used 9 backdrops made of black BSU - Super Gobelin tulle with a trapezoidal shape with a height of 7 m and a width of 2,40 m at the top and 2 m at the bottom.Slightly overlapped ...
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... the tulle backdrops allow the actors to cross them and they are the abstraction of the tent in which Richard III spends the night that precedes the Battle of Bosworth and his death.
A Rear-projection screen realized with the RNO - Notturno film creates a background that alternates or melts with the projections on the tulle backdrops.The actors move in front of the BSU - Super Gobelin tulle backdrops ...
... or they can cross them by pushing aside the overlaps.When the actors are behind the tulle, the use of lighting can make them appear or disappear.
In the image, the stone walls are projected frontally on the tulle backdrops, while the character on the steps in the center is seen in transparency and the perspective behind him is rear-projected on the RNO - Notturno backdrop.Several scenes that are imagined or remembered by Richard III (the throne, the jail of the Tower of London) ...
... are visualized with frontal projections on the tulle, with rear-projections on the RNO - Notturno backdrop and with the cross illumination on the two layers. In the image, a light reddish illumination on the backdrops made of BSU - Super Gobelin tulle creates a veil on the sides of the stage and leaves a gap of transparency on the throne in the middle.
The columns made of stone are projected on the tulle backdrops while the perspective in the middle, that is visible in transparency among the same, is rear-projected on the backdrop made of RNO - Notturno.
The background is the result of frontal projections on the backdrops made of black BSU - Super Gobelin tulle, on the upper part and on the sides ...
Historical play in five acts
First night

Dino Ibáñez
Miquel Ángel Llonovoy
Costume design
Ana Rodrigo
Light design
Pedro Yagüe
José Manuel Guerra
Video scenes
Scenographical realizations
Nicolás Bueno
Escénica Integral
Technical direction
Stage direction

Teatro Español of Madrid
2014 / 2015

Materials used in this production

BSU - Super Gobelin

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

Rear-projection screens

Rear-projection screens

RNO - Notturno

Rear-projection films

WPL - Plomba

Fabric: finishings and accessories

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