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  • How Plays Work
    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
    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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  • 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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  • The Stage Manager's Toolkit
    The Stage Manager's Toolkit (English, Paperback) Laurie Kincman

    As a Stage Manager, you are responsible for organizing rehearsals, running performances, and keeping everyone and everything on track and in sync. To do the job well, you need to be a communication wizard?able to collect a wide range of details and share them as effectively as possible. The Stage Manger's Toolkit is more than another overview book which generalizes how to be a Stage Manager. It...

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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 Complete Make-Up Artist
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Painting for Performance
    Painting for Performance (English, Paperback) Sean O'Skea

    Painting for Performance removes the mystery from painting and gives beginners the terms, tools, and techniques to approach their unpainted set with confidence. Covering the mechanics of paint and its many implementations in set design, this book provides simple and effective step-by-step instructions for painting a variety of surfaces to look great on stage.

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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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  • Writing Music for the Stage
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stage Lighting
    Stage Lighting (English, Paperback) Skip Mort

    Previous edition: London: Methuen Drama, 2011.

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  • Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design
    Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design (English, Paperback) Eric Appleton, Tracey Lyons

    Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design is a week-by-week guide that helps instructors who are new to teaching design, teaching outside of their fields of expertise, or looking for better ways to integrate and encourage non-designers in the design classroom. This book provides a syllabus to teach foundational theatrical design by illustrating process and application of the principals of design...

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  • Theatrical Design
    Theatrical Design (English, Paperback) Kevin Lee Allen

    A theatrical designer must address two questions when designing a production: What is the play about and what is the play like? To find the metaphor within a play is to unlock inspired and unique design concepts.Theatrical Design: An Introduction is about how to find the design idea for a production and what to do with that idea once identified. This book emphasizes script analysis and...

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