Stagecraft Fundamentals: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production (3rd ed)


Stagecraft Fundamentals: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production (3rd ed)


Title: Stagecraft Fundamentals: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production (3rd ed)
Author: Carver, Rita Kogler (Executive Artistic Director,
Price: $92.99

Stagecraft Fundamentals tackles every aspect of basic theatre production with Rita Kogler Carver's signature wit and engaging voice. The history of stagecraft, safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more are discussed, illustrated by beautiful color examples that both display step-by-step procedures and break with the traditionally boring black and white introductory theatre book. This third edition improves upon the last, featuring three new chapters on design for props, projection, and touring. Also included are new end-of-chapter questions and an expanded discussion on LED lighting, stage automation, digital technology, stage management, makeup, theatre management, and sound design. This is the must have introductory theatre production book.


    Part I: History and Art

  1. Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going
    A Brief History and Introduction

  2. It’s All About Collaboration
    Design for Theatre

  3. Making It Visual

  4. Black and White Are Colors TOO!
    Color Theory

  5. Creating the Stage Picture
    Drawing, Rendering, and Drafting

  6. Part II: Safety and Scenery

  7. Safety First!

  8. Setting It All Up
    Scenic Tools and Materials

  9. How to Get It Done
    Scenery Standard Techniques and Practices

  10. Deck the Halls

  11. A Little Dab Will Do Ya

  12. Part III: Rigging and Lighting

  13. Hanging by a Thread

  14. House to Half…

  15. Is This Thing On?

  16. Part IV: Costume and Makeup

  17. All Dressed Up with Someplace to Go

  18. Put on a Happy Face
    Hair and Make Up

  19. Part V: Projections and Special Effects

  20. Beyond Hand Puppets

  21. The Magic Behind the Curtain
    Special Effects

  22. Part VI: Stage Management and Careers

  23. Warning, Standby, Go!
    Stage Management

  24. Taking the Show on the Road

  25. What’s Next?

  26. Career Choices


    Appendix A: Glossary of Terms

    Appendix B: Story Time - Theatre Traditions

    Appendix C: Photo and Image Credits

Rita Kogler Carver holds an MFA in Lighting Design from New York University, and a BA in Design from Cedar Crest College. Ms. Carver is affiliated with IATSE Local 829 and NABET Local 16. She is a sought-after speaker, lecturer, and writer. Ms. Carver was awarded an Emmy Award for her Lighting Design work on the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She was nominated for a Daytime EMMY for her work as Lighting Director on the \"Montel Williams Show.\"

Ms. Carver has worked professionally as a theatrical designer for over 25 years. Her work experience as a Lighting Designer includes Broadway, Regional Theatre, Dance, and Opera—both American and European. Broadway Productions include \"An American Daughter,\" \"Once Upon a Mattress,\" \"A Delicate Balance,\" \"The Sisters Rosensweig,\" and \"Guys and Dolls.\" She has been attached to the original production team for the musical \"Ain’t Misbehavin’\" since 1998.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date: 03/10/2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415791045

Additional information

Weight 1674 g
Dimensions 279 × 216 mm


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