Theatrical Production Products

  • 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 – 2016-12-13 
    Focal Press
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • 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

  • 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 – 2016-11-29 
    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 – 2016-11-29 
    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
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • 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 – 2016-10-04 
    Focal Press

  • Concert Lighting

    The Art and Business of Entertainment Lighting, 4th Edition

    By James Moody, Paul Dexter

    Concert Lighting: Tools, Techniques, Art, and Business Fourth Edition provides readers with an updated look at how to succeed in the complex world of concert lighting design and technology. The authors have reorganized the book into three comprehensive and thoroughly revised sections, covering…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23 
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2016-09-14 
    Focal Press

  • The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre

    By Paul B. Crook

    The formation and communication of vision is one of the primary responsibilities of a director, before ever getting to the nuts and bolts of the process. The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre helps the young director learn how to discover, harness, and meld the two. Providing both a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-07 
    Focal Press

  • Unbuttoned

    The Art and Artists of Theatrical Costume Design

    By Shura Pollatsek

    Unbuttoned: The Art and Artists of Theatrical Costume Design documents the creative journey of costume creation from concept to performance. Each chapter provides an overview of the process, including designing and shopping; draping, cutting, dyeing, and painting; and beading, sewing, and creating…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30
    Focal Press

  • The Art and Practice of Costume Design

    Edited by Melissa Merz

    In The Art and Practice of Costume Design, a panel of seven designers offer a new multi-sided look at the current state and practice of theatrical costume design. Beginning with an exploration of the role of a Costume Designer, the subsequent chapters analyse and explore the psychology of dress,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-29
    Focal Press

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