Theatre & Performance Studies: Scenic Art and Painting

  • Theatre Artisans and Their Craft: The Allied Arts Fields book cover

    Theatre Artisans and Their Craft

    The Allied Arts Fields, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rafael Jaen

    Theatre Artisans and Their Craft: The Allied Arts Fields profiles fourteen remarkable artists and technicians who elevate theatre production to new dimensions, explore new materials and technologies, and introduce new safety standards and solutions. Readers will learn how the featured artists…

    Paperback – 2019-08-27 
    Routledge

  • Staging the Artist: Performance and the Self-Portrait from Realism to Expressionism book cover

    Staging the Artist

    Performance and the Self-Portrait from Realism to Expressionism, 1st Edition

    By Claire Moran

    Restoring the role of theatrical performance as both subject and trope in the aesthetics of self-representation, Staging the Artist questions how nineteenth-century French and Belgian artists self-consciously fashioned their identities through their art and writings. This emphasis on performance…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Digital Design for Custom Textiles: Patterns as Narration for Stage and Film book cover

    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

  • Critical Approaches to TV and Film Set Design book cover

    Critical Approaches to TV and Film Set Design

    1st Edition

    By Geraint D'Arcy

    The analysis of scenic design in film and television is often neglected, with visual design elements relegated to part of the mise-en-scène in cinema or simply as "wallpaper" in television. Critical Approaches to TV and Film Set Design positions itself from the audience perspective to explore how…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01
    Routledge

  • Tadeusz Kantor book cover

    Tadeusz Kantor

    1st Edition

    By Noel Witts

    Tadeusz Kantor – a theoretician, director, innovator and painter famed for his very visual theatre style – was a key figure in European avant-garde theatre. He was also known for his challenging theatrical innovations, such as extending stages and the combination of mannequins with living actors.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 3D Printing Basics for Entertainment Design book cover

    3D Printing Basics for Entertainment Design

    1st Edition

    By Anne E. McMills

    Affordable 3D printers are rapidly becoming everyday additions to the desktops and worktables of entertainment design practitioners – whether working in theatre, theme parks, television and film, museum design, window displays, animatronics, or… you name it! We are beginning to ask important…

    Paperback – 2017-11-29
    Routledge

  • Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design: A Process Based Syllabus in Costumes, Scenery, and Lighting book cover

    Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design

    A Process Based Syllabus in Costumes, Scenery, and Lighting, 1st Edition

    By 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…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22
    Routledge

  • Painting for Performance: A Beginner’s Guide to Great Painted Scenery book cover

    Painting for Performance

    A Beginner’s Guide to Great Painted Scenery, 1st Edition

    By 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…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

  • Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers book cover

    Essentials of Period Style

    A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers, 1st Edition

    By Hal Tine

    Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers covers the visual, social, and political dynamics of multiple epochs and cultures and discusses how these trends affect the design of the architecture, costumes, and furnishings of the time. It then relates these…

    Paperback – 2015-11-23
    Routledge

  • Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity book cover

    Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity

    1st Edition

    By Lynne Porter

    Every great design has its beginnings in a great idea, whether your medium of choice is scenery, costume, lighting, sound, or projections. Unmasking Theatre Design shows you how to cultivate creative thinking skills through every step of theatre design - from the first play reading to the finished…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
    Routledge

  • A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre: Introduce Sustainability Into Your Productions book cover

    A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre

    Introduce Sustainability Into Your Productions, 1st Edition

    By Ellen E. Jones

    Protecting the environment should be a priority of every theatrical production, but it can be challenging to mount an environmentally-friendly show with limited time, resources, and information. A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre: Introduce Sustainability Into Your Productions not only gives you…

    Paperback – 2013-12-20
    Routledge

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