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Fundamentals of Theatrical Design

A Guide to the Basics of Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Design

"Focusing on the analytical, intellectual, and artistic 'how and why' of the design process, Brewster and Shafer have written a wonderful, insightful text for young designers "—Vickie J. Scott, Dept. of Theatre and Dance, UC Santa Barbara

Veteran theater designers Karen Brewster and Melissa Shafer have consulted with a broad range of seasoned theater industry professionals to provide an exhaustive guide full of sound advice and insight. With clear examples and hands-on exercises, Fundamentals of Theatrical Design illustrates the way in which the three major areas of theatrical design—scenery, costumes, and lighting—are intrinsically linked. Chapters include:

  • Script Analysis for Designers
  • The Objectives of Theatrical Design
  • Researching the Design
  • Collaboration
  • Design Elements
  • Design Principles and Visual Composition
  • Scenic Design
  • Costume Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Building a Career in Theater Design

Attractively priced and designed for classroom use, this is a comprehensive resource for all levels of designers and directors.

  • Publisher: Allworth (September 6, 2011)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781581158496