Insights: The Poster Design For Three Sisters
by Rosaura Guzman
The concept for the poster for Three Sisters, Anton Chekhov’s most famous play, arose from our discussions about the broken dreams of these educated women from the privileged classes in pre-revolutionary Russia.
The three sisters stranded in a northern backwater of a town feel trapped, as they long to return to Moscow to live a more fulfilling life with the potential for love. Their faces are blended into the birch trees as a metaphor for how they feel imprisoned. The blue colors of their eyes and the ‘tearful’ lettering reinforce the cold winter while conveying a softness and vulnerability. As spectators, our eyes meet their eyes, and we become witnesses to their painful monotonous life.
Rosaura Guzman, designer and Barbara Kelly, director.
Original photography by Adam Moser.