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  • A Practical Guide to Wig Making and Wig Dressing by Melanie Bouvet
    A Practical Guide to Wig Making and Wig Dressing (Paperback) Melanie Bouvet

    The art of wig making and wig dressing has been practised for centuries, and continues to be an exciting and essential part of costume production for theatre and film. With style inspiration ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, A Practical Guide to Wig Making and Wig Dressing is a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge and techniques required to produce beautiful, durable...

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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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  • Puppetry: How to Do It by Mervyn Millar
    Puppetry: How to Do It (English, 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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  • Stage Lighting: The Technicians' Guide by Skip Mort
    Stage Lighting: The Technicians' Guide (English, Paperback) Skip Mort

    Previous edition: London: Methuen Drama, 2011.

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  • Performance Lighting Design by Nick Moran
    Performance Lighting Design (English, Paperback) Nick Moran

    A practical guide to the art and technique of lighting for the stage, this book explains the complex mixture of craft, collaboration and creativity behind successful lighting design. The designer paints with light - revealing form and composing a living picture from collections of objects and bodies in a given space. This handbook for professional practice walks you through how to achieve this,...

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  • Scenography by Simon Donger
    Scenography (English, Paperback) Simon Donger

    Scenography is a comprehensive guide to the practical study and process of designing for performance. Rooted in theater, scenography concerns artists who work through creative elements such as spaces, artifacts, 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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  • The Makeup Artist Handbook by Gretchen Davis
    The Makeup Artist Handbook (English, Paperback) Gretchen Davis, Mindy Hall

    Learn first-rate techniques and tips from some of the best makeup artists in the business in the new edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook. Renown makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall bring an impressive set of experience in all areas to the book, including work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Steve Jobs, The Wolf of Wall Street, Blue Jasmine, Star Trek, Pearl Harbor, HBO's Looking and many...

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  • Theatrical Scenic Art by Emma Troubridge
    Theatrical Scenic Art (English, Paperback) Emma Troubridge

    Supported by over 400 striking illustrations, this is an essential companion for technical theatre students, practising scenic artists and for all who are interested in the art of creating painted and textured surfaces for performance.

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  • The Art of Theatrical Sound Design by Victoria Deiorio
    The Art of Theatrical Sound Design (English, Paperback) Victoria Deiorio

    Emphasising the artistry behind the decisions made by theatrical sound designers, this guide is for anyone seeking to understand the nature of sound and how to apply it to the stage. Through tried-and-tested advice and lessons in practical application, The Art of Theatrical Sound Design allows developing artists to apply psychology, physiology, sociology, anthropology and all aspects of sound...

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  • The Handbook of Model-making for Set Designers by Colin Winslow
    The Handbook of Model-making for Set Designers (English, Paperback) Colin Winslow

    Topics covered: Tools and materials Painting and texturing Architectural models People, trees and organic elements Moving parts Furniture and dressings

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  • The Hair and Make-up Artist's Handbook A Complete Guide for Professional Qualifications by Beverley Braisdell
    The Hair and Make-up Artist's Handbook A Complete Guide for Professional Qualifications (Paperback) Beverley Braisdell, Jennifer Lenard

    Cover all the essential industry knowledge students need with this textbook.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cambridge Introductions to Literature: The Cambridge Introduction to Scenography by Joslin McKinney
    Cambridge Introductions to Literature: The Cambridge Introduction to Scenography (English, Paperback) Joslin McKinney, Philip Butterworth

    What is scenography, and how can it enhance our understanding of theatrical events? Who are the key scenographic innovators, and how does scenography provide contemporary perspectives on classic texts? Addressing these questions, and many more, this book introduces readers to this key topic, its theories, pioneers and future potential.

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  • Stage Lighting Design The Art, The Craft, The Life by Richard Pilbrow
    Stage Lighting Design The Art, The Craft, The Life (Paperback) Richard Pilbrow

    Covers the history, theory and - above all - practice of lighting design. This work contains 450 black and white half tones, 60 colour photos and diagrams and lighting plots. It is arranged in four sections: Design; History; Life; and Mechanics.

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  • Character Sketch by Helen Q Huang
    Character Sketch (English, Paperback) Helen Q Huang

    Character Sketch outlines a theory of costume rendering that explores how a designer conceptualizes and creates a character on the page. Beginning with how to develop a sense of character through active, gestural poses, this book explores and explains the process of drawing and painting from rough sketch to finished rendering....

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  • An Introduction to Theatre Design by Stephen Di Benedetto
    An Introduction to Theatre Design (English, Paperback) Stephen Di Benedetto

    This introduction to theatre design explains the theories, strategies, and tools of practical design work for the undergraduate student. Through its numerous illustrated case studies and analysis of key terms, students will build an understanding of the design process and be able to:...

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