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A Directors production plan for Juno and the Paycock by Sean OCasey In the production plan you should explain your general approach to staging your chosen play referring to any aspects of the play you consider significant You may consider such aspects of staging as costume set lighting make-up props acting methods choice of venue etc Your answer must be supported by appropriate non-written material A directors production plan should integrate all elements of theatre so to put across the themes of the play through visual technical and artistic methods It is important the design concept fits fully with the production concept one cannot exist without the other Sean OCaseys play Juno and the Paycock is set in the height of the civil war between the newly independent Irish Free State and the Republican Irregulars The Boyle family is depicted as being very poor living within a two- room tenancytenement house My overall production plan would aim to show the failure of family life in an already dysfunctional family the struggle of poverty and the political disillusionment felt through the failure of the nationalist independence movements and the partition of Ireland OCasey follows the same line of writing as writers such as Ibsen he writes about political and social even controversial matters of the time turns them into a play and performs them to a then shocked audience By presenting the unspoken in society I see a link between Ibsen and OCasey Ibsens A Dolls House tackled controversial themes of its time and was very political just as OCaseys play I write about is With this in mind I am sure the mode of writing is naturalistic Having decided this makes the design plan come together The detailed stage directions and setting also suggest the play falls under the category of realism or naturalism With this description you are able to envisage the room where all action takes place
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