Theatrical Design and Production : An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-11-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This is a comprehensive survey of the technical and design aspects of play production, including scene design and construction, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup. Health and safety precautions for the backstage crew appear throughout in boxes labeled "Safety Tips," and "Design Inspiration" boxes show how professional designers create the desired look.

Table of Contents


1. Production Organization and Management

2. The Design Process

3. A Brief History of Theatre Architecture and Stage Technology

4. The Stage and Its Equipment

5. Style, Composition, and Design

6. Color

7. Scenic Design

8. Tools and Materials

9. Scenic Production Techniques

10. Scene Painting

11. Stage Properties

12. Lighting Design

13. Electrical Theory and Practice

14. Lighting Production

15. Projections

16. Costume Design

17. Costume Construction

18. Makeup

19. Sound Design and Technology

20. Mechanical Drafting

21. Perspective Drawing

22. Drawing and Rendering

Appendix A: Revised Standard Graphic Language for Lighting Design


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