StageCraft Books

Backstage Handbook

This is a visual dictionary of sorts. A standard reference for many who work backstage. Great information. One of my favorites. SP

Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup 7th Edition

gillette7thEdTheatrical Design and Production is a comprehensive and practical survey that examines the technical and design aspects of play production, including scene design and construction, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup. Design is presented as both an art closely integrated with the director’s, actor’s, and playwright’s visions, and a craft that provides practical solutions for the physical manipulation of stage space.

Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, 6th Ed

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Theatrical Design and Production: 6th Edition by J. Michael Gillette (Author)

This comprehensive and practical survey examines the technical and design aspects of play production, including scene design and construction, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup. Design is presented as both an art closely integrated with the director’s, actor’s, and playwright’s vision, and a craft that provides practical solutions for the physical manipulation of stage space.

Do you need the latest? For anything but lighting and projections, this edition will likely work just fine.

 

 

 

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The Stagecraft Handbook

The Stagecraft Handbook  by Daniel A. Ionazzi (Author)

The Stagecraft Handbook strives to be lightweight, compact, and economical. Daniel Ionazzi leaves the specifics to the designers, but provides practical, reliable advice for those involved in setting the stage.

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Structural Design for the Stage

Structural Design for the Stage  by Alys Holden , Ben Sammler (Author)

This book provides the theater technician with a foundation in structural design allowing an intuitive understanding of why sets "stand up". It introduces the basics of statics and the study of the strength of materials as they apply to typical scenery, with a minimum of theory and many examples.

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Stagecraft 3rd Edition

Stagecraft 3rd Edition  by McGraw-Hill (Author)

Stagecraft is a how-to book for beginners who want to become familiar with the technical aspects of the theater. This book will help any student develop the basic skills necessary so he or she can experience the thrill of creating a set and staging a theater production.

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