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August 21, 2010


John Morrison

I certainly didn't see the colours. It all looked a uniform grey to me. Well spotted...


I agree with you about the set design for Danton's Death. But there is a flaw, and I wondered if you noticed something--the upper level of the set, with the balcony/catwalk, has a three panel background. The panels were very very subtly washed with the colors of the French flag. It was so subtle that I didn't even notice it until it was pointed out to me by a NT backstage tour guide. BUT the problem is (and the same problem is seen in the ads for the play) is that the colors' proper order is reversed. The French flag is known as the tricouleur, and the three colors are bleu, blanc et rouge. But on the set and on the ad the colors are displayed in the opposite order--which is the US color order. An amateur error for such a prestigious entity as the NT. Otherwise a great production.

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