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Sculpting Space in the Theater: Conversations with the Top Set, Light and Costume Designers

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If you are working in theater involved in set creation, lighting or costume design this book will inspire you to reach the heights of the masters as you learn how they succeeded.

To move a world from text to stage requires unique and considered design. Sculpting Space in the Theater reveals the philosophy and process of the most influential set, costume and lighting designers working in theater today. The designers profiled in this book - all of whom have established a visible signature and particular design process - have had a remarkable impact in the field of theater design worldwide.

Interviews, illustrated with photographs and working sketches, reveal the vision behind designs, and personal anecdotes reveal lessons learnt, providing a practical insight into how designers approach their work, and achieve the effects they want.

•Theater professionals and students will learn from this unique guide how best to move a world from text to stage.

•The most influential theater designers gathered together in one book to share the secrets of their craft.

•Over 500 color illustrations detail each stage of the process to inspire theater designers to improve their art.

About the Author

Lecturer in theatre and cinema at Stanford and Columbia Universities. Trained Director who has worked extensively with American designers and has also designed many of his own sets. Author of The Cinematic Theater (Scarecrow Press, 2004).

Lecturer in theatre and cinema at Stanford and Columbia Universities. Trained Director who has worked extensively with American designers and has also designed many of his own sets. Author of The Cinematic Theater (Scarecrow Press, 2004).

Table of Contents

Introduction; Interviews with the professionals: John Lee Beatty (set design); Howell Binkley (lighting design); John Conklin (set and costume design); Beverly Emmons (lighting design);

Susan Hilferty (costume design); Constance Hoffman (costume design); Ming Cho Lee (set design);

Adrianne Lobel (set design); Santo Loquasto (set and costume design); Jennifer Tipton (lighting design); George Tsypin (set design); Robert Wilson (set and lighting design). Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240808666
Publisher:
Focal Press
Subject:
Theater - Direction & Production
Author:
Ebrahimian, Babak
Subject:
Drama-Directing and Production
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6 x 9 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Directing and Production
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
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