Stagecraft Fundamentals: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production

Stagecraft Fundamentals: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production

by Rita Kogler Carver

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Stagecraft Fundamentals: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production by Rita Kogler Carver

Stagecraft Fundamentals Second 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!

The accompanying website, www.stagecraftfundamentals.com is bursting with additional material such as an instructor's manual, exercises and study questions that coincide with chapters from the book, CAD drawings, color theory, manufacturing information, and so much more to help you along the way as you learn all about the world of theatre production!

Praise for the Book:

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

This text has temped me to return to teaching with a textbook for the first time in seven years.  The language is both accessible and informal yet the text goes a long way in debunking some of the typical jargon that may alienate students just getting into the field, or trying it out for the first time.  The illustrations (the text is full of them) coupled with the stories reinforce the fundamental information being conveyed. -- John Paul Devlin, Associate Professor of Theatre at Saint Michael's College

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 pofusion 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.

I can't thank you enough for Stagecraft Fundamentals.  I have been teaching stagecraft since 1976 and you have saved me from the nightmare of writing a text to suit my class needs..After two semesters with your text, I have found that I had more time to develop the skills necessary within the classroom than before.   The humor that you have infused in the book has enticed my students to read on.  That alone makes this text invaluable.
--Meta Lasch, Assistant Professor, West Liberty University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136084775
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/10/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 518
Sales rank: 908,230
File size: 22 MB
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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."

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I A Brief History and Introduction
CHAPTER II Design for the Theatre
CHAPTER III Composition, Scale
CHAPTER IV Color Theory
CHAPTER V Drawing, Rendering and Drafting
CHAPTER VI Safety
CHAPTER VII Scenic Tools and Materials, Hardware
CHAPTER VIII Scenery Standard Techniques and Practice, Scenic Develops through history, Flats
CHAPTER IX Paint, Safety Issues, Tools and Supplies, Texturing
CHAPTER X Rigging, Equipment
CHAPTER XI Lighting
CHAPTER XII Costumes
CHAPTER XIII Makeup, Application,
CHAPTER XIV Sound, Equipment, Speakers, Special Effects,
CHAPTER XV Special Effects, Wind, Rain, Snow and Thunder, Lightning, Projections,
CHAPTER XVI Stage Management, Stage Manager Kit, Call script, Performances,
CHAPTER XVII Career Choices,
CHAPTER XVIII, Appendices

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