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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 (English, Paperback) Melanie Bouvet

    With style inspiration ranging from the 17th to the 20th century, this book is a comprehensive introduction to the techniques required to produce beautiful, durable, and historical hairstyles able to withstand the demands of performance. It offers detailed instructions on how to make a wig, how to dress it according to time period, and how to fit and remove it, as well as advice on tools,...

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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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  • 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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  • Handbook of Set Design by Colin Winslow
    Handbook of Set Design (English, Paperback) Colin Winslow

    A guide to designing scenery of various kinds for a variety of stages. It takes you through the process of turning initial ideas and sketches into final sets that enhance the audience's understanding of the play. Photographs of stage sets are included, together with illustrations, stage plans, technical drawings, and models and colour renderings.

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

    "With this new edition of Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen, author Todd Debreceni presents the latest techniques and special effects in what has become an industry "bible." In addition to genre-specific considerations, Debreceni covers the latest gear you will need and details how to maintain your kit, how to take care of the actor's skin, how to airbrush for HD, and much more. With...

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  • The Complete Make-Up Artist by Penny Delamar
    The Complete Make-Up Artist (English, 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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  • Stays and Corsets by Mandy Barrington
    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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  • Designing Costume for Stage and Screen by Deirdre Clancy
    Designing Costume for Stage and Screen (English, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Prop Maker's Workshop Manual by David H Rigden
    The Prop Maker's Workshop Manual (English, Paperback) David H Rigden

    This definitive guide to the materials and practices used within the professional performing arts industries covers both traditional techniques and modern practices. Topics covered include Papier-mâché and card construction; flexible canes and withies; timber and steel frameworks; sculpting, molding, and casting processes; texture and paint techniques; GRP and epoxy resins; thermoformable...

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  • The Right Light by Nick Moran
    The Right Light (English, Paperback) Nick Moran

    Includes interviews with: Neil Austin - Lucy Carter - Jon Clark - Natasha Chivers - Paule Constable - James Farncombe - Rick Fisher - Mark Henderson - David Howe - Michael Hulls - Mark Jonathan - Peter Mumford - Ben Ormerod - Bruno Poet - Paul Pyant - Nick Richings - Johanna Town - Hugh Vanstone - Katharine Williams

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  • Backing into the Spotlight by Michael Whitehall
    Backing into the Spotlight (English, Paperback) Michael Whitehall

    Michael Whitehall, witty agent father of Britain's most popular young comedian, Jack Whitehall, writes his long-awaited memoir.

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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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  • 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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  • A Director Prepares by Anne Bogart
    A Director Prepares (English, Paperback) Anne Bogart

    An examination of the challenges inherent in making theatre. Focusing on the courage required to create "art with great presence", each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas identified with art-making: violence; memory; terror; eroticism; stereotype; embarrassment; and resistance.

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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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