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Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup / Edition 6

Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup / Edition 6

by J. Michael Gillette
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This comprehensive and practical survey examines the technical and design aspects of play production, including scene design and construction, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup. Design is presented as both an art closely integrated with the director’s, actor’s, and playwright’s vision, and a craft that provides practical solutions for the physical manipulation of stage space. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073514192
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/22/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

J. Michael Gillette is a Professor Emeritus from the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona. In addition to being the author of the eight editions of Theatrical Design and Production, Gillette has authored seven editions of Designing With Light and co-authored the third edition of Stage Scenery: Its Construction and Rigging. He authored numerous articles and technical presentations on theatrical design and production for a variety of professional organizations and journals. During his career he taught technical production, stage lighting, sound for the theatre, scene design, cinematography, media lighting. He also designed sets, lights, sound and projections for numerous academics and professional productions. He also authored a published novel and screenplay.

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. Mechanical Drafting

8. Perspective Drawing

9. Scenic Design

10. Tools and Materials

11. Scenic Production Techniques

12. Scene Painting

13. Stage Properties

14. Lighting Design

15. Electrical Theory and Practice

16. Lighting Production

17. Projections

18. Costume Design

19. Costume Construction

20. Makeup

21. Sound Design and Technology

22. Drawing and Rendering

Appendix A: A Revised Standard Graphic Language for Lighting Design

Appendix B: Tape Decks and Production Tape Layout


Selected References


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