This piece is one out of two stage design pictures I had to do for my final test as a decoration painter at the theater (I don't know the right phrase) from 1993.
I loved and still love Shakespeare so I chose Macbeth as the play I wanted to design a stage for.
Macbeth Act 5, Scene 1
In this scene Lady Macbeth sleepwalks and desperately tries to get rid of the blood on her hands only she can see.
"Out, damned spot! Out, I say! - One, two (two strokes of a bell), why then't is time to do't. -Hell is murky. - Fie, my LOrd, fie! A soldier, and afeard? -What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? - Yet who would have thought the old man to have so much blood in him?"
Lines I read and discussed during my final class in school. The dark room is where the doctor and thegentlewoman watch LAdy MAcbeth who tries to wash her hand clean in blood-red water. Through the window the background of the first set can be seen.
Sorry for the crappy photo, it is all I have. Size approx. 40cmx22cm. If anybody is interested in purchasing this item, I'm willing to part with it for a good prize, just note me.