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Stagecraft Fundamentals: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production

Stagecraft Fundamentals: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production
Your Price: $78.95 CDN
Author: Rita Kogler Carver
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 512
Pub. Date: 2012
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 0240820517
ISBN-13: 9780240820514
About the Book:

Stagecraft Fundamentals, 2nd Edition tackles every aspect of theatre production with Emmy Award-winning author Rita Kogler Carver's signature witty 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 display step-by-step procedures and the finished product. This second edition offers even more in-demand information on stage management, drawing and drafting (both by hand and CAD), lighting fixtures, and special effects. Also new to this edition are current articles from Lighting and Sound America, brand new diagrams that illustrate hard-to-grasp concepts, and a plethora of information on European conversions, standards, and practices, making the skills you learn applicable to stage jobs on either side of the ocean!

What people say:

"Beautifully written! The author has succeeded in relaying technical theatre information without being too technical and putting the reader to sleep. I read three sentences and instantly knew this book was for me and the way I teach. When I think back on the insufferable intro to tech theatre books I had to read, I feel cheated I didn't have this one as a student. I will be using this text in my class!" - Rob Napoli, Designer and Technical Director at Penn State University, Berks Campus

"What a great idea! Thank heavens someone is doing this for students at that impressionable age. That has been one of my mantras - education of teachers and students on the use of scenic materials. The teachers don't have enough time in college to learn and do everything they have to teach. Most get thrown into the theatre area by default and struggle with designing/building/painting the scenery." - Jenny Knott, Rosco

"Stagecraft Fundamentals is beautifully illustrated throughout, and the profusion of color on every page gives this textbook the appearance of a coffee table book. The writing is clear and personal, which should be very appealing to students. Rita Carver covers all aspects of theatre production from scenery, to lighting, to an actor's makeup. Her close ties to the New York theatre scene gives this book a special insight into the professional world, one that goes well beyond what is found in most college textbooks." - John Holloway, Professor in the Theatre Department at the University of Kentucky and President of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 346

About the Author:

Rita Kogler Carver is currently the executive artistic director of DragonFly Performing Arts, Inc. and a managing member of BearFly Designs, LLC. She has worked professionally as a theatrically trained designer for almost 20 years, and as an Associate Lighting Designer for Broadway Theatre, Regional Theatre, Dance and Opera. 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 for "Elmo's World".