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  • Beijing Opera Costumes

    The Visual Communication of Character and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra B Bonds

    Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture illuminates the links between theatrical attire and social customs and aesthetics of China, covering both the theory and practice of stage dress. Distinguishing attributes include an introduction to the performance style, the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-23
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  • The Punchdrunk Encyclopaedia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Josephine Machon

    The Punchdrunk Encyclopaedia is the definitive book on the company’s work to date, marking eighteen years of Punchdrunk’s existence. It provides the first full-scale, historical account of one of the world’s foremost immersive theatre companies, drawn from unrivalled access to the collective memory…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

  • Auditioning for Musical Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Denny Berry

    Auditioning for Musical Theatre demystifies the process of giving the best possible professional audition for a role in a musical. It is the result of Denny Berry’s own experience, sitting "behind the audition desk" for 30 years of professional Broadway auditions, as well as teaching newcomers and…

    Paperback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge

  • Digital Design for Custom Textiles

    Patterns as Narration for Stage and Film, 1st Edition

    By Amber Marisa Cook

    Digital Design for Custom Textiles: Patterns as Narration for Stage and Film is a beginner's guide for creating custom textile patterns for performing arts production, with an emphasis on storytelling through design using hand and digital design techniques. The book offers essential information for…

    Paperback – 2018-12-03
    Routledge

  • The Costume Supervisor’s Toolkit

    Supervising Theatre Costume Production from First Meeting to Final Performance, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca Pride

    The Costume Supervisor’s Toolkit explores the responsibilities of a Costume Supervisor within a theatrical, opera or dance production company. Rebecca Pride provides an insight into all manner of processes, beginning with a definition of the role, and offers explanations of the timeline from the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • Color Theory for the Makeup Artist

    Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects, 1st Edition

    By Katie Middleton

    Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects analyzes and explains traditional color theory for fine artists and applies it to the make-up artist. This book is suitable for both professionals and beginners who wish to train their eye further to…

    Paperback – 2018-05-29
    Routledge

  • Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage

    Patterns from Vintage Clothing, 1st Edition

    By Jessica Parr

    Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage: with Patterns from Vintage Clothing provides instruction on how to recreate fashion from the 1940s and 1950s that withstands the vigorous demands of theatrical stage use. This book provides historical context for the clothing and features authentic…

    Paperback – 2018-05-21
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

  • Scenic Automation Handbook

    1st Edition

    By Gareth Conner

    Scenic automation has earned a reputation of being complicated and cantankerous, a craft best left to the elite of our industry. Not sure of the difference between a VFD, PLC, or PID? If you have dreamed of choreographing scene changes with computerized machinery, but get lost in the technical…

    Paperback – 2018-04-19
    Routledge

  • Digital Media, Projection Design, and Technology for Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Alex Oliszewski, Daniel Fine, Daniel Roth

    Digital Media, Projection Design, and Technology for Theatre covers the foundational skills, best practices, and real-world considerations of integrating digital media and projections into theatre. The authors, professional designers and university professors of digital media in live…

    Paperback – 2018-04-02
    Routledge

  • The Fake Food Cookbook

    Props You Can't Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV, 1st Edition

    By 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…

    Paperback – 2018-03-28
    Routledge

  • The Properties Director's Toolkit

    Managing a Prop Shop for Theatre, 2nd Edition

    By Sandra Strawn, Lisa Schlenker

    This book explains and provides templates for organizing and managing a prop shop, from pre-production organization to production processes, budgeting, and collaborations with other production areas. It explores how to plan, organize, and maintain a prop shop for safe and efficient production work.…

    Paperback – 2018-03-26
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • Turn That Thing Off!

    Collaboration and Technology in 21st-Century Actor Training, 1st Edition

    By Rose Burnett Bonczek, Roger Manix, David Storck

    As personal technology becomes ever-present in the classroom and rehearsal studio, its use and ubiquity is affecting the collaborative behaviors that should underpin actor training. How is the collaborative impulse being distracted and what kind of solutions can re-establish its connections? The…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge

  • Answers from The Working Actor

    Two Backstage Columnists Share Ten Years of Advice, 1st Edition

    By Jackie Apodaca, Michael Kostroff

    For nearly a decade, Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff shared duties as advice columnists for the actors’ trade paper, Backstage. Their highly popular weekly feature, "The Working Actor," fielded questions from actors all over the country. A cross between "Dear Abby" and The Hollywood Reporter,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19
    Routledge

  • Character Sketch

    A Drawing Course for Costume Designers, 1st Edition

    By 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…

    Paperback – 2018-03-05
    Routledge

  • The Prop Effects Guidebook

    Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic, 1st Edition

    By Eric Hart

    In The Prop Building Guidebook, author Eric Hart demonstrated how to cut, glue, sculpt, and bend raw materials to build props. Now in The Prop Effects Guidebook, he shows us how to connect and assemble components and parts to make those props light up, explode, make noise, and bleed. It delves into…

    Hardback – 2018-02-22
    Routledge

  • Music as a Chariot

    The Evolutionary Origins of Theatre in Time, Sound, and Music, 1st Edition

    By Richard K. Thomas

    Music as a Chariot offers a multidisciplinary perspective whose primary proposition is that theatre is a type of music. Understanding how music enables the theatre experience helps to shape our entire approach to the performing arts. Beginning with a discussion on the origin and nature of time,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20
    Routledge

  • Theatre & Stage Photography

    A Guide to Capturing Images of Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Other Performance Events, 1st Edition

    By William Kenyon

    Documenting theatrical and stage events under the often dramatic lighting designed for the production provides a number of specific photographic challenges, and is unlike most every other branch of photography. Theatre & Stage Photography provides an overview of basic photography as it applies…

    Paperback – 2018-02-15
    Routledge

  • The Director's Toolkit

    1st Edition

    By Robin Schraft

    The Director’s Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to the role of the theatrical director. Following the chronology of the directing process, the book discusses each stage in precise detail, considering the selection and analysis of the script, the audition process, casting, character development,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • Media Design and Technology for Live Entertainment

    Essential Tools for Video Presentation, 1st Edition

    By Davin Gaddy

    Media Design and Technology for Live Entertainment is a guide to understanding the concepts and equipment used in projection and video design for live performances. After an introduction in the principles of design elements as well as information on content, this book focuses on how content is used…

    Paperback – 2017-11-13
    Routledge

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