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This Great Stage of Fools

In this 3D scene, an empty theater is lit with multicolored spotlights of red, pink, blue, green, yellow, and purple, like a harlequin's motley custome. The stage sits ready for a play with its backdrop of a stone castle and three shining golden lanterns. The gnarled branches of an old tree cast twisted shadows on the floor, giving a haunted air to the setting.
December 29, 2015
Originally created April 1, 2012

“When we are born, we cry that we are come
To this great stage of fools”
—King Lear

I had been to an opera, and one of the acts opened with these multicolored spotlights and three lanterns. I decided to recreate a scene like that for April Fool's Day, and the colors made me think of a harlequin or jester's motley costume.

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