Theatre & Performance Studies: Theatrical Production

  • Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage: Patterns from Vintage Clothing book cover

    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
    The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

  • Scenic Automation Handbook book cover

    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

  • Digital Media, Projection Design, and Technology for Theatre book cover

    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

  • The Fake Food Cookbook: Props You Can't Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV book cover

    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

  • The Properties Director's Toolkit: Managing a Prop Shop for Theatre book cover

    The Properties Director's Toolkit

    Managing a Prop Shop for Theatre, 2nd Edition

    By Sandra Strawn, Lisa Schlenker

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

  • Character Sketch: A Drawing Course for Costume Designers book cover

    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

  • The Prop Effects Guidebook: Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic book cover

    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

  • Music as a Chariot: The Evolutionary Origins of Theatre in Time, Sound, and Music book cover

    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

  • Theatre & Stage Photography: A Guide to Capturing Images of Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Other Performance Events book cover

    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

  • Jerzy Grotowski book cover

    Jerzy Grotowski

    1st Edition

    By James Slowiak, Jairo Cuesta

    Master director, teacher, and theorist, Jerzy Grotowski’s work extended well beyond the conventional limits of performance. Now revised and reissued, this book combines: ● an overview of Grotowski’s life and the distinct phases of his work ● an analysis of his key ideas ● a consideration of his…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Ariane Mnouchkine book cover

    Ariane Mnouchkine

    1st Edition

    By Judith Miller

    Over the last forty years, French director Ariane Mnouchkine and her theater collective, Le Théâtre du Soleil, have devised a form of research and creation that is both engaged with contemporary history and committed to reinvigorating theater by focusing on the actor. Now revised and reissued, this…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Bertolt Brecht book cover

    Bertolt Brecht

    1st Edition

    By Meg Mumford

    Bertolt Brecht’s methods of collective experimentation, and his unique framing of the theatrical event as a forum for change, placed him among the most important contributors to the theory and practice of theatre. His work continues to have a significant impact on performance practitioners, critics…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

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