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  • Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage

    with Patterns from Vintage Clothing

    By Jessica Parr

    Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage provides instruction on how to recreate fashion from the 1940s and 50s that withstands the vigorous demands of theatrical stage use. This book provides historical context for the clothing and features authentic patterns taken from real vintage pieces.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-04 
    Focal Press
    The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

  • Color Theory for the Makeup Artist

    Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects

    By Katie Middleton

    Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects combines 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 understand and…

    Paperback – 2018-05-16 
    Focal Press

  • The Properties Director's Toolkit

    Managing a Prop Shop for Theatre

    By Sandra Strawn, Lisa Schlenker

    The Properties Director’s Toolkit is a concise guide to managing a prop shop and show build. Sandra Strawn and Lisa Schlenker skilfully explain and provide templates for organizing and managing a prop shop, from pre-production organization to production processes, budgeting and collaborations with…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13 
    Focal Press

  • Scenic Automation Handbook

    By Gareth Conner

    Scenic Automation Handbook guides a technician tasked with creating automated effects through the nuts and bolts of creating effective stage effects, with an emphasis on electrical and electronic aspects. This book provides practical information on component selection and integration, breaking down…

    Paperback – 2018-04-12 
    Focal Press

  • Digital Media, Projection Design, and Technology for Theatre

    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 – 2018-04-03 
    Focal Press

  • Character Sketch

    A Drawing Course for Costume Designers

    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 – 2018-02-28 
    Focal Press

  • The Fake Food Cookbook

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

    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 – 2018-02-26 
    Focal Press

  • The Prop Effects Guidebook

    Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic

    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 – 2018-02-23 
    Focal Press

  • Music as a Chariot

    The Evolutionary Origins of Theatre in Time, Sound, and Music

    By Richard 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 – 2018-02-13 
    Focal Press

  • Bertolt Brecht

    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 – 2018-02-12 
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Ariane Mnouchkine

    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 – 2018-02-12 
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Jerzy Grotowski

    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

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