When I was in college writing for the theatre group known as New Voices, I had no theatre experience. I didn’t know how to format a script. I’m pretty sure that for my very first play I messed up “stage left” and “house left”. What they gave us to work with was a bare stage. Your walls were black, and your only objects were black wooden boxes. Anything else you carried on and off with you. If you put something on a box it was a table, if you sat on it it was a chair, if you put two together and lie down it was a bed. That’s how I learned to write, and one of the ways that I learned to love the idea of telling your story entirely in what the characters say.
With that I point you to JM’s discovery, When Burbage Played:
When Burbage played, the stage was bare
Of fount and temple, tower and stair,
Two broadswords eked a battle out;
Two supers made a rabble rout;
The throne of Denmark was a chair!