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Stages For Tomorrow

Stages For Tomorrow
Your Price: $56.95 CDN
Author: Francis Reid
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 128
Pub. Date: 1998
ISBN-10: 0240515153
ISBN-13: 9780240515151

About the Book:

Throughout the twentieth century, live theatre has been challenged by a range of new media based on increasingly sophisticated technologies. In Stages for Tomorrow, one of the world's best known and best loved lighting designers, Francis Reid, gives a unique insight into some of the key developments of live performance technology and offers a view of where the future lies — a must for any theatre professional who takes their job seriously.

Stages for Tomorrow covers every aspect of staging a live performance: from its relationship with photographic and digital media, old and new, to factors affecting the architectural design of buildings which house performances of ephemeral arts. The technology of staging styles is covered, with ongoing engineering solutions for scenery, light and sound. The book also examines developments in costume design, marketing and training. Whether student or seasoned professional — this is a guide to the technical theatre that you won't want to be without — now, or in the future!

What people say:

"...a unique insight into the technical theatre industry, putting the knowledge of the theatre professional into context in a readable and approachable style." — Jeff Lander in Lighting and Sound International

"For all those who are studying the art of stage lighting, Reid has updated 'Discovering Stage Lighting'. This is an excellent book, clear and easy to read. It is full of useful lighting solutions and a comprehensive technical glossary." — Stage Magazine

About the Author:

Francis Reid is a veteran freelance lighting designer and lecturer, writer and adviser on theatre design and technology. He was lighting director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera throughout the decade of the sixties and subsequently responsible for the lighting design of over 300 productions including several in Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels, and over 30 in London. From 1979 to 1981 he was director of the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, and from 1982 until 1987 head of theatre design at London's Central School of Art & Design. He is currently a director of Festival City Theatres Trust in Edinburgh and was formerly on the boards of Norwich Puppet Theatre, Norwich Playhouse and Extemporary Dance Theatre. He taught Lighting Design at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1965 until 1983 and has been a regular visiting lecturer at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal since 1974.