College of Arts and Sciences


  • Clay Designs Set for “Coriolanus”

    January 5, 2012

    Fine Arts Professor Carol Wolfe Clay designed the scenery for Coriolanus, the current production of the Seattle Shakespeare Company. Based on the life of Caius Marcius Coriolanus, the play takes place in 5th century Rome. David Quicksall directed this tragedy, the last of Shakespeare’s Roman plays.

    “I focused my design on the urban and gritty feel of the play," said Clay. "I looked to graphic novels for images of dirty ruined cities along with images of ancient Roman ruins for a feel that is both of the past and the present, colorful and raw."

    Coriolanus runs through January 29 in the Center House Theatre at Seattle Center.

    Clay specializes in scenic design, lighting design, and puppetry. She has designed more than 50 productions at Seattle University since she joined the College of Arts and Sciences faculty in 1986.

    The Department of Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in theatre, photography, digital art and design, visual art and art history, and music as well as an MFA in Arts Leadership.


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