Theatrical Production Products

  • The Prop Building Guidebook

    For Theatre, Film, and TV, 2nd Edition

    By Eric Hart

    Experienced prop maker Eric Hart walks readers through techniques used in historical and contemporary prop making and demonstrates how to apply them to a variety of materials. Hundreds of full-color photographs illustrate the tools and techniques used by professional prop makers throughout the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-10 
    Focal Press

  • Essential Dramaturgy

    The Mindset and Skillset

    By Theresa Lang

    Essential Dramaturgy provides a concrete way to approach the work of a dramaturg. It explores ways to refine the process of defining, evaluating, and communicating that are essential to effective dramaturgical work. It then looks at how this outlook enhances the practical skills of production and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-09 
    Focal Press

  • The Craft and Art of Scenic Design

    Strategies, Concepts, and Resources

    By Robert Klingelhoefer

    The Craft and Art of Scenic Design: Strategies, Concepts, and Resources explores how to design stage scenery from a practical and conceptual perspective. Discussion of conceptualizing the design through script analysis and research is followed by a comprehensive overview of execution:…

    Paperback – 2017-01-24 
    Focal Press

  • Creating the Character Costume

    Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers

    By Cheralyn Lambeth

    Many beginning and hobbyist costumers believe that professional costume/prop builders have unlimited and specialized resources with which to ply their craft. Actually, the pros create things in much the same way that hobbyists do, working as resourcefully and creatively as possible with a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 
    Focal Press

  • The Stage Manager's Toolkit

    Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance, 2nd Edition

    By Laurie Kincman

    The Stage Manager’s Toolkit provides a comprehensive account of the role of the stage manager for live theatre with a focus on both written and verbal communication best practices. The book outlines the duties of the stage manager and assistant stage manager throughout a production, discussing not…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 
    Focal Press
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • Painting for Performance

    A Beginner’s Guide to Great Painted Scenery

    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 – 2016-12-13 
    Focal Press

  • Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design

    A Process Based Syllabus in Costumes, Scenery, and Lighting

    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 – 2016-12-13 
    Focal Press

  • Stage Management

    11th Edition

    By Lawrence Stern, Jill Gold

    Stage Management offers readers a practical manual on how to stage manage in all theatre environments. Revered as the authoritative resource for stage management, this text is rich with practical resources, including checklists, diagrams, examples, forms and step-by-step directions. In addition to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Focal Press

  • Theatrical Design

    An Introduction

    By 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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-07 
    Focal Press

  • Garrick's Folly

    The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 at Stratford and Drury Lane

    By Johanne M. Stochholm

    The great Shakespeare Jubilee festival was held at Stratford, under the direction of David Garrick. The occasion was the dedication of the new town hall and the presentation by Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare. Immense interest, enthusiasm, and controversy were aroused by the plans, which…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • Stage Management Basics

    A Primer for Performing Arts Stage Managers

    By Emily Roth, Jonathan Allender-Zivic, Katy McGlaughlin

    Without assuming any intrinsic prior knowledge of the theatrical field and its associated, specialized terminology, Stage Management Basics covers every aspect of the stage management, from reading a script, meeting with a director and theatre staff, and auditioning, to constructing green…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Focal Press

  • The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook

    3rd Edition

    By 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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Focal Press

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