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  • Puppetry: How to Do It by Mervyn Millar
    Puppetry: How to Do It (Paperback) Mervyn Millar

    A practical, and inspiring guide to using puppetry in theatre - the perfect entry point for anyone looking to use puppets in their productions, to explore what puppets can do, or to develop their puppetry skills. Ideal for actors and performers, for directors and designers, and for teachers and students of all ages and levels of experience.

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  • How Plays Work by David Edgar
    How Plays Work (English, Paperback) David Edgar

    A guide to the anatomy of drama. It examines the mechanisms and techniques which dramatists throughout the ages have employed to structure their plays and to express their meaning. It starts with the building blocks of whole plays - plot, character creation, genre and structure - and moves on to scenes and devices.

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  • Wig Making and Styling by Martha Ruskai
    Wig Making and Styling (English, Hardback) Martha Ruskai, Allison Lowery

    Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre and Film, Second Edition is the one-stop shop for the knowledge and skills you need to create and style wigs. Covering the basics, from styling tools to creating beards, it ramps up to advanced techniques for making, measuring, coloring, and cutting wigs from any time period. Whether you're a student or a professional, you?ll find yourself...

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  • Designing Costume for Stage and Screen by Deirdre Clancy
    Designing Costume for Stage and Screen (Paperback) Deirdre Clancy

    In this book, Deirdre Clancy gives her inside knowledge of designing for stage and screen, which includes television, film, theatre and opera. She includes a brief illustrated history of costume design - from the Greeks to Lady Gaga - an invaluable guide for students and current designers.

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  • Stage Lighting Design by Neil Fraser
    Stage Lighting Design (English, Paperback) Neil Fraser

    Foreword by Richard Attenborough

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  • Mixing a Musical by Shannon Slaton
    Mixing a Musical (English, Paperback) Shannon Slaton

    Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques, Second Edition pulls the curtain back on one of the least understood careers in live theatre: the role and responsibilities of the sound technician....

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  • Scenography by Simon Donger
    Scenography (Paperback) Simon Donger

    Scenography is a comprehensive guide to the practical study and process of designing for performance. Rooted in theatre, scenography concerns artists who work through creative elements such as spaces, artefacts, garments, lighting and sound to mobilize new sensory experiences. As a result, scenography has gained broader interest and relevance across a wide range of fields, particularly where...

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  • Designer Drafting and Visualizing for the Entertainment World by Patricia Woodbridge
    Designer Drafting and Visualizing for the Entertainment World (English, Paperback) Patricia Woodbridge, Hal Tine

    Offers glimpse into the world of designing for mainstream entertainment including theatre, film, tv, and corporate events. This book provides you with the basic tools and principles of scenic drafting and rendering, beginning with pencil drafting and culminating with the information on CAD drafting, digital 3D modelling, and more.

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  • Sound Design by David Sonnenschein
    Sound Design (English, Paperback) David Sonnenschein

    The clash of light sabers in the electrifying duels of Star Wars. The chilling bass line signifying the lurking menace of the shark in Jaws. The otherworldly yet familiar pleas to "go home" in the enchanting E.T. These are examples of the many different ways in which sound can contribute to the overall dramatic impact of a film.

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  • Making Stage Props by Andy Wilson
    Making Stage Props (English, Paperback) Andy Wilson

    "Making Stage Props" is a title for anyone involved in prop-making who wishes to explore the wealth of materials and techniques open to them.

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  • Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician by Richard Cadena
    Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician (English, Paperback) Richard Cadena

    "The application of electricity for the theatre, concert stage, television studio, or any other production environment differs from that of a residence or commercial building. Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician is the only reference on the market that covers these differences, explaining what entertainment electricians and technicians need to know and why. It not only...

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  • The Prop Building Guidebook by Eric Hart
    The Prop Building Guidebook (English, Hardback) Eric Hart

    Experienced prop maker Eric Hart walks readers through techniques used in historical and contemporary prop making and demonstrates how to apply them to a variety of materials. Hundreds of full-color photographs illustrate the tools and techniques used by professional prop makers throughout the entertainment industry. ...

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  • The Model as Performance by Thea Brejzek
    The Model as Performance (English, Hardback) Thea Brejzek, Lawrence Wallen

    The Model as Performance investigates the history and development of the scale model from the Renaissance to the present from a scenographic perspective and a performative paradigm that explores what the model can do and how it is used in theatre and architecture. It provides a comprehensive historical context and theoretical framework for theatre scholars, scenographers, artists and architects...

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  • Beyond Scenography by Rachel Hann
    Beyond Scenography (English, Paperback) Rachel Hann

    Focused on the contemporary Anglophone adoption from the 1960s onwards, Beyond Scenography explores the porous state of contemporary theatre-making to argue a critical distinction between scenography (as a crafting of place orientation) and scenographics (that which orientate acts of worlding, of staging). With sections on installation art and gardening as well as marketing and placemaking, this...

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  • Stage Combat Arts by Christopher DuVal
    Stage Combat Arts (English, Paperback) Christopher DuVal

    The art of armed and unarmed stage combat thrills actors and audiences alike the world over. This book details many of the foundational techniques used by actors studying stage combat and actor-movement disciplines. A variety of specific training exercises are described that connect the actor's imagination to a cohesive and meaningful actor-training curriculum ? integrating stage combat with the...

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  • Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen by Todd Debreceni
    Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen (English, Paperback) Todd Debreceni

    Transforming an actor into a character for film or theater takes a great deal of skill, prowess, and creativity, and in this new edition, author Todd Debreceni empowers you with just those qualities. From his years of film, TV, and theatrical experience, he shows you tips and techniques that will have you applying your own makeup effects like a pro in no time. Along with walking you through...

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  • The Fake Food Cookbook by Tamara Honesty
    The Fake Food Cookbook (English, Paperback) Tamara Honesty, Karestin Harrison

    The Fake Food Cookbook: Props You Can't Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV contains step by step instructions on how to create the most realistic prop food for a theatrical production. From appetizers such as oysters on a half shell and chicken wings, entrees such as lobster and honey-glazed ham, to desserts, breakfasts, and even beverages, every meal is covered in this how-to guide. Full color images...

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  • Writing Music for the Stage by Michael Bruce
    Writing Music for the Stage (English, Paperback) Michael Bruce

    The definitive guide to writing music for the stage, by the Composer-in-Residence at the Donmar Warehouse. Takes you through the entire process - from initial preparation, through composition, rehearsals and recording, and finally to performance.

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  • The Complete Make-Up Artist by Penny Delamar
    The Complete Make-Up Artist (Paperback) Penny Delamar

    Offers a personal, in-depth insight into the exciting work of media make-up. Written for all media make-up students, in particular those studying a VRQ at Levels 2 and 3, this edition has been updated in accordance with the new NOS.

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  • Sculpting a Galaxy by Lorne Peterson
    Sculpting a Galaxy (English, Hardback) Lorne Peterson

    From the producers of the acclaimed "Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars" comes an inside look at the secrets behind the saga's artful models and sculptures. This unique visual treat is a must-have for any "Star Wars" fan.

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