The Duchess of Malfi

Jack Rogers
Design for Theatre

College
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Contact
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Jack Rogers

The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi is one of the great Jacobean revenge tragedies by John Webster and one of the speculative design projects that Jack completed as part of his undergraduate degree. He was inspired by the play’s themes of containment and domesticity in addition to the aesthetics identified within Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater. These elements were employed in the transformation of the Gate Theatre, Dublin into a space that was both restrictive and open; allowing dance, movement, and division. Jack also utilized glass-like perspex and translucent sheet plastic as materials to emphasize the blurred and constantly shifting boundary between public and private life as well as the Duchess’s fading secrets.