Adolphe Appia (1862-1928)
Sketch by Adolphe Appia for the set of a Wagnerian drama: notice the complete use of the three dimensions and the absence of realistic or picturesque elements.
The theories of Adolphe Appia transformed the performing arts. The Swiss stage designer and director attached particular importance to the text and to the actor, which for him were inseparable from the sets and lighting. This was such a new ideas and new theories were formed by this man. I am at the moment learning a lot from him.