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

    A master class in the art of playwriting by an accomplished and successful practitioner, David Edgar.

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  • Wig Making and Styling
    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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  • Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician
    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 Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook
    The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook (English, Paperback) Brad Schiller

    This guide helps lighting designers with the creative and operational challenges they face in their rapidly evolving industry. Providing respected and clear coverage of the process of programming automated lighting fixtures, the author brings the designer from basic principles to preproduction preparations. Concepts, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a successful production are covered as well...

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  • Stage Design
    Stage Design (English, Hardback) Song Jia

    Stage designers must create an immersive and engaging environment that lasts only hours or days but is remembered for a lifetime. Lasers, computer driven visuals and gigantic props are well and fine, but worthless without a strong concept and well-organized infrastructure. Chapters found within Stage Design include: Concerts, Awards Ceremonies, Dramatic Productions and Events. These varied...

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  • Stage Lighting Design The Art, The Craft, The Life
    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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  • The Handbook of Model-Making for Set Designers
    The Handbook of Model-Making for Set Designers (English, Paperback) Colin Winslow

    Describes the process of making scale models for stage sets, from the most basic cutting and assembling methods to more advanced skills, including painting, texturing and finishing techniques, and useful hints on presenting the completed model. This book is useful not only to theatre designers, but to anyone with an interest in scale models.

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  • Stays and Corsets
    Stays and Corsets (English, Paperback) Mandy Barrington

    Stays and Corsets: Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body goes a step beyond traditional historical costuming texts by not only providing you with historical pattern diagrams and information, but by showing you how to adapt these patterns to the contemporary body shape. Using her original pattern-drafting system, author Mandy Barrington will show you how to draft a historical pattern...

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  • Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques
    Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques (English, Paperback) Mary McClung

    Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes explains how to create your theatrical prop, puppet, or costume design using the unique and tricky medium of foam. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and explanations illustrate how to translate your design from paper to reality by creating custom "skin" patterns, followed by creation of a foam mockup. The book...

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  • Stage Combat
    Stage Combat (Spiral bound) Professor Roger Bartlett

    Professional fight director Roger Bartlett leads you through everything you need to know in order to create and perform unarmed stage fights that are compelling, realistic and, above all, safe. Accompanied by online videos designed to guide you through and help you master the techniques.

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

    In the world of film and theatre, character transformation takes a lot of work, skill, and creativity. This book will show you tips and techniques from a seasoned SFX makeup artist with years of film, TV, and theatrical experience. Put your new techniques into practice with the step-by-step tutorials on the DVD.

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  • The Makeup Artist Handbook
    The Makeup Artist Handbook (English, Paperback) Gretchen Davis, Mindy Hall

    Offers professional techniques usually known only by Hollywood makeup artists. This book features: illustrations to demonstrate techniques visually; information on advanced techniques like air brushing makeup for computer-generated movies, makeup effects, mold-making, lighting, and lots of information on how to work effectively in HD.

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

    The latest in Nick Hern Books' hugely successful So You Want...? series.

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  • Theatrical Makeup
    Theatrical Makeup (English, Paperback) Sharon Sobel

    In many theatrical productions, it falls to the performers to apply their own makeup, with minimal or no instruction.Theatrical Makeup clearly and concisely explains the basics of theatrical makeup techniques to allow stage actors to put their best face forward! You will gain understanding of the physiology of the human face and, using cream based makeup, as well as commercial cosmetics, learn how...

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  • Dance Production
    Dance Production (English, Paperback) Jeromy Hopgood

    Dance Production: Design and Technology introduces you to the skills you need to plan, design, and execute the technical aspects of a dance production. While it may not seem that staging a dance production is that different from a play or musical, in reality a dance performance offers up unique intricacies and challenges all its own, from scenery that accommodates choreography, to lighting design...

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  • What is Scenography?
    What is Scenography? (English, Paperback) Pamela Howard

    Expands on the author's holistic analysis of scenography as comprising space, text, research, art, performers, directors and spectators, to examine the changing nature of scenography in the twenty-first century. This book includes a 'world view' of scenography, with definitions from some of the world's most famous and influential scenographers.

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  • Unbuttoned
    Unbuttoned (English, Paperback) Shura Pollatsek

    Unbuttoned: The Art and Artists of Theatrical Costume Design documents the creative journey of costume creation from concept to performance. Each chapter provides an overview of the process, including designing and shopping; draping, cutting, dyeing, and painting; and beading, sewing, and creating embellishments and accessories. This book features interviews with practitioners from Broadway and...

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  • An Introduction to Theatre Design
    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.

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  • Technical Drawing for Stage Design
    Technical Drawing for Stage Design (English, Paperback) Gary Thorne

    Explains the importance of drawing in the design process, revealing how the initial two-dimensional drawing is a building block in creating the scale model that in turn will develop into the stage set.

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  • Period Reproduction Buckram Hats
    Period Reproduction Buckram Hats (English, Paperback) Crystal G. Herman

    Whether you're in a professional or a community theatre, part of a historical re-enactment, or teaching costume construction, a well-made hat provides a much-needed finishing touch to a costume.Period Reproduction Buckram Hats: The Costumer's Guidebook is your one-stop resource for learning how to recreate historically accurate buckram hats. Each chapter is devoted to the construction of a...

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