Stagecraft Fundamentals Second Edition: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production

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Routledge #ad - I have been teaching stagecraft since 1976 and you have saved me from the nightmare of writing a text to suit my class needs. After two semesters with your text, I have found that I had more time to develop the skills necessary within the classroom than before. Also new to this edition are current articles from lighting and sound America, brand new diagrams that illustrate hard-to-grasp concepts, making the skills you learn applicable to stage jobs on either side of the ocean! The accompanying website, and a plethora of information on European conversions, standards, and practices, www.

Stagecraftfundamentals. Com is bursting with additional material such as an instructor's manual, color theory, manufacturing information, CAD drawings, and so much more to help you along the way as you learn all about the world of theatre production! Praise for the Book:Beautifully written! The author has succeeded in relaying technical theatre information without being too technical and putting the reader to sleep.

Stagecraft Fundamentals Second Edition: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production #ad - I read three sentences and instantly knew this book was for me and the way I teach. When i think back on  the insufferable intro to tech theatre books I had to read, I feel cheated I didn't have this one as a student. I will be using this text in my class! -- rob napoli, designer and Technical Director at Penn State University, Berks Campus This text has temped me to return to teaching with a textbook for the first time in seven years.

The language is both accessible and informal yet the text goes a long way in debunking some of the typical jargon that may alienate students just getting into the field, or trying it out for the first time. The illustrations the text is full of them coupled with the stories reinforce the fundamental information being conveyed.

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The Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information

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Broadway Press #ad - First published in 1988, backstage handbook is one of the most widely used stagecraft textbooks in the United States, with about 10, 000 copies sold every year. This handy reference book brings together under one cover an incredible variety of information useful to designers, technicians and students who work behind the scenes in theatre, film and television.

Its sturdy leatherette binding will stand up to years of constant use. The third edition updates this popular reference book with new terminology and materials, and adds dozens of new illustrations of grip hardware, film lighting equipment and painting tools. Reference. There are hundreds of illustrations, to safe working loads for several kinds of rope, tables and charts which cover everything from the stock sizes and specs of wood screws, to illustrations of twenty-two types of standard lamp bases.

The Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information #ad - Backstage handbook includes chapters on Tools, Electrics, Materials, Shop Math, Hardware, Architecture and Theatre.

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Technical Theater for Nontechnical People

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Allworth #ad - This book teaches:who’s who on a theatrical production teamwhat is needed to know about technical theater and whyWhat to look for when choosing a space for a showHow to communicate with lighting, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, audio, scenery, and costume designersHow to stage manage an effective show or presentationCovering both traditional and digitally supported backstage environments, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, this book is an essential guide for working with every technical aspect of theater!Allworth Press, with emphasis on the business of art.

A brand-new chapter on sound design has also been added, including draperies, lighting instruments, costume sketches, microphones, and every chapter has been updated with more information about the basics of theater technology, and more. Allworth Press. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, fine art, branding, writing, acting, photography, business practices, business and legal forms, film, interior design, theater, how to start careers, and more.

Technical Theater for Nontechnical People #ad - We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive.

Here is help for actors, and sound to props, and event planners who want to understand every aspect of technical theater—from scenery, costumes, stage managers, lighting, directors, producers, and stage management. In this thoroughly revised new edition, video projection, and show control systems, the popular guide firmly embraces the digital age with new content about digital audio, intelligent lighting, LED lighting, all explained in the same approachable style that has kept this book in the pockets of industry professionals for many years.

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Stock Scenery Construction Handbook

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Broadway Press #ad - It has over 200 full-page drawings showing construction techniques for every conceivable kind of stock scenery piece, from flats plain ones, hardwall, door units, etc. To platforms and step units including two kinds of parallel platforms and even folding-brace stairs, to all kinds of soft goods like curtains and drops.

The second edition added a chapter on paint. Reference. Widely adopted as a college textbook, "Stock Scenery Construction Handbook" is one of the easiest to use, and most complete manuals on scenery construction. Allworth Press. This third edition includes updates throughout the book by Mike Monsos, professor of Scenic Design/Technology and Bill Raoul's colleague at University of Montana.

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Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays

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Southern Illinois University Press #ad - Reference. The text is full of tools for students and practitioners to use as they investigate plot, conflict, exposition, character, theme, theatricality, imagery, and the other crucial parts of the superstructure of a play. Using shakespeare’s hamlet as illustration, Ball assures a familiar base for clarifying script-reading techniques as well as exemplifying the kinds of misinterpretation readers can fall prey to by ignoring the craft of the playwright.

Of immense utility to those who want to put plays on the stage actors, directors, designers, production specialists Backwards & Forwards is also a fine playwriting manual because the structures it describes are the primary tools of the playwright. The best-selling script analysis book for thirty-five years Considered an essential text since its publication thirty-five years ago, this guide for students and practitioners of both theater and literature complements, rather than contradicts or repeats, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts.

Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays #ad - . Also included are guides for discovering what the playwright considers a play’ s most important elements, thus permitting interpretation based on the foundation of the play rather than its details. Ball developed his method during his work as literary director at the Guthrie Theater, building his guide on the crafts playwrights of every period and style use to make their plays stageworthy.

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References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

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Broadway Play Pub #ad - On a moonlit july night in barstow, seductive things can happen, California, especially if you talk to the moon, strange, which is portrayed as an aging, violin-playing dandy in a Panama hat and white suit. Celebrates the confusion that grows out of trying to understand not only the one you love but yourself as well.

It is a meditation on the impossible, but told in a provocative manner by Rivera, a writer whose language manages to be poetic and earthy at the same time. Michael kuchwara, Associated Press ". Particularly praiseworthy is the evenhandedness with which Rivera articulates the husband's and the wife's dilemmas, and his ability to anchor Benito and Gabriela in both their Hispanic roots and their ultimate universality.

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot #ad - A double-sided dream of intelligence and wit. Gordon cox, newsday "the writing fluctuates between faintly surreal poetry and wryly pointed prose, cocky fantasy and bittersweet earthiness. Set in the desert of barstow, where gabriela, the wife of career soldier Benito, California, dives into a surreal fantasy world during her husband's prolonged absences and imagines the mating rituals between a coyote and a cat.

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The Stanislavski System: The Professional Training of an Actor; Second Revised Edition Penguin Handbooks

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Penguin Books #ad - Designed to create better actors, this guide will put individuals in touch with themselves and increase personal sensitivity as well. Used book in Good Condition. Southern Illinois University Press. Now, in light of books and articles recently published in the Soviet Union, Sonia Moore has made revisions that include a new section on the subtext of a role.

Reference. She provides detailed explanations of all the methods that actors in training have found indispensable for more than twenty years. This clearly written guide to the Stanislavski method has long been a favorite among students and teachers of acting. Allworth Press.

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Living Theatre: A History of Theatre

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McGraw-Hill Education #ad - Reference. Biographical sketches in each chapter bring theatre history to life through the stories of the people who lived that history. New sections on postmodern theatre and non-text-based theatre expand coverage of global theatre throughout the book. Living theatre: history of theatre conveys the excitement and variety of theatre throughout time, as well as the dynamic ways in which our interpretation of theatre history is informed by contemporary scholarship.

This edition opens with, “theatre: Its Origins and Its History”, which establishes a contemporary context for the study of theatre. Allworth Press. Southern Illinois University Press. Living theatre sets each period in context through an exploration of the social, political and economic conditions of the day, creating a vivid study of the developments in theatre during that time.

Living Theatre: A History of Theatre #ad - Developments in theatre are examined through the debates between scholars and historians, emphasizing the living nature of this vibrant history. Used book in Good Condition. A full-color illustration program includes over 100 new photos and revised timelines.

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The Stage Manager's Toolkit: Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance The Focal Press Toolkit Series

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Routledge #ad - Focal Press. The book identifies communication objectives for each phase of production, paperwork to be created, and the necessary questions to be answered in order to ensure success. This book was written for Stage Management courses in Theatre programs and for the working professional. Used book in Good Condition.

Allworth Press. The stage manager’s toolkit provides a comprehensive account of the role of the stage manager for live theatre with a focus on both written and verbal communication best practices. Southern Illinois University Press. Reference. The book outlines the duties of the stage manager and assistant stage manager throughout a production, discussing not only what to do but why.

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The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama

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Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - A fresh new design highlights the contextual features and additional help for students including a guide to writing about drama, a glossary, and new cross-references to a robust companion Web site. Used book in Good Condition. Offering a carefully chosen selection of plays from the ancient Greeks to the present — including many new contemporary prize-winners — The Compact Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach and the features students need at a compact size and an affordable price.

. Used book in Good Condition. Southern Illinois University Press. Concise introductions for each historical period and play emphasize theater design, and acting style, staging, and a wealth of photographs and illustrations help students visualize plays in performance. Allworth Press. Focal Press. Twenty-eight chronologically arranged plays are illuminated by insightful commentaries and casebooks that enrich students’ contextual understanding and encourage critical thinking.

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Drafting for the Theatre

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Southern Illinois University Press #ad - Later chapters discuss real-life applications of production drawing and ancillary skills such as time and material estimation and shop-drawing nomenclature. Used book in Good Condition. Allworth Press. In this newly revised second edition, worksheets, veteran stage designers and technical directors Dennis Dorn and Mark Shanda introduce industry-standard drafting and designing practices with step-by-step discussions, illustrations, and problems to help students develop and refine drafting and other related skills needed for entertainment set production work.

Dorn and shanda treat the computer as another drawing tool, like the pencil or T-square, but one that can help a knowledgeable drafter potentially increase personal productivity and accuracy when compared to traditional hand-drafting techniques. Drafting for the theatre, and conventional wisdom necessary for the production of scenic drafting, second edition assembles in one book all the principal types of drawings, design, techniques, and shop drawings.

Drafting for the Theatre #ad - It is richly illustrated with numerous production examples and is fully indexed to assist students and technicians in finding important information. Reference. Most chapters conclude with one or more worksheets or problems that provide readers with an opportunity to test their understanding of the material presented.

The authors' discussion of universal CAD principles throughout the manuscript provides a valuable foundation that can be used in any computer-based design, regardless of the software. Used book in Good Condition.

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