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Stagecraft Fundamentals A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production

ISBN-10: 0240808576
ISBN-13: 9780240808574
Edition: 2009
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Description: Stagecraft Fundamentals is the only book that tackles every aspect of theatre production. The history of stagecraft, safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more are discussed with modern, color examples that  More...

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Book details

List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Stagecraft Fundamentals is the only book that tackles every aspect of theatre production. The history of stagecraft, safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more are discussed with modern, color examples that display both step-by-step procedures and the finished product. From the student beginning in theatre to the practiced, Rita Kogler Carver assembles her vast experience into a one-stop guide for theatrical production. Instructor's manual, additional exercises that coincide with chapters from the book, CAD drawings, color theory, manufacturing information, and other resources can be found at www.StageCraftFundamentals.com. *Written by an award winning, respected designer *The most comprehensive and up to date Stagecraft book in existence *Full Color! *Supporting website includes additional exercises, CAD drawing information, color theory information, and much more *Accompanying instructor manual

Rita Kogler Carver holds an MFA in Lighting Design from New York University, and a BA in Design from Cedar Crest College. She is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and NABET Local 16. Ms. Carver is also a member of IES, IALD and ESTA. Ms. Carver is a sought after speaker, lecturer, and writer. Her specialty is the topic of emerging technologies, addressing their uses and conceptualizing outside-the-box applications. Ms. Carver won an Emmy Award for her Lighting Design work on the "2000 Sydney Olympics." She also won an Emmy nomination for the "Montel Williams Show" as well as a Silver Axiem Award. She won a Silver Axiem Award for "Elmo's World." Ms. Carver is currently the executive artistic director of DragonFly Performing Arts, Inc. and a managing member of BearFly Designs, LLC. Ms. Carver's television projects include the Systems and Lighting Design for the world premier of the Middle East Television Network. Additional Systems Design credits include the Time Warner Building in Columbus Circle, the Bloomberg World Headquarters, and ABC/Disney Times Square Studios. Currently in process is the Systems and Lighting Design for The Beacon Institute's Building ONE project. Other television credits include Good Morning America, PrimeTime Live, Discovery News, ESPN Sports Century and the Saturday Night Fever Broadway Tour - National Commercial. Ms. Carver has also worked professionally as a theatrically trained designer for almost 20 years. She has worked as an Associate Lighting Designer in Broadway Theatre - both on and off, Regional Theatre, Dance and Opera - both American and European. Productions include An American Daughter, Once Upon a Mattress, A Delicate Balance, The Sisters Rosensweig, Guys and Dolls, The Pointer Sisters' Ain't Misbehavin', and Paper Moon.

A Brief History and Introduction
Design for the Theatre
Composition
Color Theory
Drawing, Rendering and Drafting
Safety
Scenic Tools and Materials
Scenery Standard Techniques and Practice, and Scenic Develops through history
Paint, Safety Issues, Tools and Supplies, and Texturing
Rigging and Equipment
Lighting
Costumes
Makeup and Application
Sound and Equipment
Special Effects
Stage Management
Career Choices
Appendices

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