One can read through this a lot, like the relation of men to women at that time, how the men are regarded ad how the women are portrayed.
The floor achieved its ruined effect through the marble-like painted linoleum and the hay spread all throughout the stage. The white and black dots made by the brush strokes gave the floor texture and roughness. The hay is the natural element of the floor, it contributes to the establishment of the geography of the place and the events that it underwent. Although it was not very actor-friendly, the hay stuck to the costumes and caused shuffling noises when the actors moved, it still gave the stage a unique look.
The set was very simple, yet still grand-scale. It gives the right mood and creates tension and coldness with the audience. It portrayed the helpless yet still standing honor of Troy.
The costumes gave a whole different attitude to the characters of the actors. It enhanced the establishment of the era when it happened, the positions, characteristics and condition of the character. The usually shiny fabric also added to the color of the stage. The materials used for the costumes were surprisingly simple and clever