Theatrical Production Products

  • Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques

    Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes

    By Mary McClung

    Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes explains how to create your theatrical prop, puppet, or costume design using the unique and tricky medium of foam. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and explanations illustrate how to translate your design from…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18 
    Focal Press

  • Performance in the Twenty-first Century

    Theatres of Engagement

    By Andrew Lavender

    Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement addresses the reshaping of theatre and performance after postmodernism. Andy Lavender argues provocatively that after the ‘classic’ postmodern tropes of detachment, irony, and contingency, performance in the 21st Century engages more…

    Paperback – 2016-02-15 

  • Technical Management for the Performing Arts

    Utilizing Time, Talent, and Money

    By Mark Shanda, Dennis Dorn

    Technical Management for the Performing Arts: Utilizing Time, Talent, and Money is a comprehensive guide to the tools and strategies of a successful technical manager. This book demonstrates how you can coordinate personnel, raw materials, and venues, all while keeping a production on a tight…

    Paperback – 2015-12-28 
    Focal Press

  • The Technical Director's Toolkit

    Process, Forms, and Philosophies for Successful Technical Direction

    By Zachary Stribling, Richard Girtain

    In the world of theatre, the technical director is responsible for overseeing the safe and efficient realization and implementation of scenery for the stage. The Technical Director’s Toolkit is the first book to address every nut and bolt of this multifaceted job, guiding you though the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 
    Focal Press
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat

    By Robert Najarian

    The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat is your guide to the principles and techniques of theatrical violence, combining detailed discussions of the mechanics of stage fighting with the nuances of acting decisions to make fighting styles reflect character and story. Expert Fight Director Robert Najarian…

    Paperback – 2015-12-17 
    Focal Press

  • Stays and Corsets

    Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body

    By 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…

    Paperback – 2015-12-16 
    Focal Press

  • Dance Production

    Design and Technology

    By Jeromy Hopgood

    Dance Production: Design and Technology introduces you to the skills you need to plan, design, and execute the technical aspects of a dance production. While it may not seem that staging a dance production is that different from a play or musical, in reality a dance performance offers up unique…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09 
    Focal Press

  • Essentials of Period Style

    A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers

    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 – 2015-11-27 
    Focal Press

  • Period Reproduction Buckram Hats

    The Costumer’s Guide

    By Crystal G. Herman

    Whether you’re in a professional or a community theatre, part of a historical re-enactment, or teaching costume construction, a well-made hat provides a much-needed finishing touch to a costume. Period Reproduction Buckram Hats: The Costumer’s Guidebook is your one-stop resource for learning how to…

    Paperback – 2015-11-11
    Focal Press
    The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

  • Theatrical Makeup

    Basic Application Techniques

    By Sharon Sobel

    In many theatrical productions, it falls to the performers to apply their own makeup, with minimal or no instruction. Theatrical Makeup clearly and concisely explains the basics of theatrical makeup techniques to allow stage actors to put their best face forward! You will gain understanding of the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22
    Focal Press

  • Play Readings

    A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners

    By Rob Urbinati

    Play Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners demystifies the standards and protocols of a play reading, demonstrating how to create effective and evocative readings for those new to or inexperienced with the genre. It examines all of the essential considerations involved in readings,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-16
    Focal Press

  • Sound and Music for the Theatre

    The Art & Technique of Design, 4th Edition

    By Deena Kaye, James LeBrecht

    Covering every phase of a theatrical production, this fourth edition of Sound and Music for the Theatre traces the process of sound design from initial concept through implementation in actual performances. The book discusses the early evolution of sound design and how it supports the play, from…

    Paperback – 2015-10-05
    Focal Press

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