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The most popular Theatre: technical & background skills books currently available. Updated weekly.
Prosthetic Make-Up Artistry for Film and Television
Practical Guide to Wig Making and Wig Dressing
Making Site-Specific Theatre and Performance: A Handbook
This practical, accessible and far-reaching guide to making site-specific theatre and performance emphasises the diversity of approaches to the practice, and explores key principles of space and site.
Beyond Scenography
Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film
Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre
Stagecraft Fundamentals: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production
Games for Actors and Non-Actors
This is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal, including new discussions, a new introduction and a collection of images.
After an initially guarded response from the critics, the work was rapidly reevaluated and won the Olivier Award for Best New Play the following year. Set in London and Venice the play has an innovative chronology that opens at the end of an affair and works its way backwards over nine years, from 1977 to 1968.
Fake Food Cookbook: Props You Can't Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV
Theatrical Scenic Art
Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry: Learner Journal
Stage Lighting Design: Second Edition
Foreword by Richard Attenborough
All Quiet on the West End Front
Go behind the scenes of the National Theatre's production of War Horse.
Stage Lighting Design: The Art, The Craft, The Life
Covers the history, theory and - above all - practice of lighting design. This work contains 450 black and white half tones, 60 colour photos and diagrams and lighting plots. It is arranged in four sections: Design; History; Life; and Mechanics.
Technical Drawing for Stage Design
Topics covered include:Introducing the tools and equipment used by the designerDeveloping confidence in freehand sketchingDrawing to aid the creative thought process, communicate design ideas and help with the construction processScenic elements and the related terminologyThe architecture of the theatre - and how to draw it
Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak's Designs for Opera and Ballet
This book showcases a lesser-known aspect of Maurice Sendak's oeuvre-his set designs for opera and ballets.
Stage Design: a Practical Guide
Using personal experience, the author introduces the concept of art and design for performance. Each chapter contains a concise text, informative illustrations and practical exercises to stimulate exploration in both two and three dimensions. Examples illustrate the methods adopted and practised in theatre schools and companies.
Making Stage Props: a Practical Guide
"Making Stage Props" is a title for anyone involved in prop-making who wishes to explore the wealth of materials and techniques open to them.
Complete Make-Up Artist
Offers a personal, in-depth insight into the exciting work of media make-up. Written for all media make-up students, in particular those studying a VRQ at Levels 2 and 3, this edition has been updated in accordance with the new NOS.
Performance Lighting Design: How to Light for the Stage, Concerts and Live Events
Special Effects Make-up: For Film and Theatre
This text provides step-by-step guidelines for achieving a wide variety of grotesque and outlandish effects, including bullet holes, body fluids and burns. In addition, there is a chapter on specialised character make-up, ranging from Dracula to the Terminator.
What is Scenography?
Expands on the author's holistic analysis of scenography as comprising space, text, research, art, performers, directors and spectators, to examine the changing nature of scenography in the twenty-first century. This book includes a 'world view' of scenography, with definitions from some of the world's most famous and influential scenographers.
Stage Lighting: The Technicians' Guide: An On-the-job Reference Tool with Online Video Resources - 2nd Edition
Previous edition: London: Methuen Drama, 2011.
Costume in Performance: Materiality, Culture, and the Body
Stage Combat Arts: An Integrated Approach to Acting, Voice and Text Work + Video
Stays and Corsets: Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body
Scenography Expanded: An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design
Susan Benson: Art, Design and Craft on Stage
An illustrated exploration of the career of one of international theatre's outstanding stage and costume designers.
Collaborating Backstage: Breaking Barriers for the Creative Network
Sewing Techniques for Theatre: An Essential Guide for Beginners
Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art and Theatre
An examination of the challenges inherent in making theatre. Focusing on the courage required to create "art with great presence", each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas identified with art-making: violence; memory; terror; eroticism; stereotype; embarrassment; and resistance.
Performance and Technology: Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity
This collection interrogates the interaction between new technologies and performance practice, linking the sensuous contact that must exist between the physical and virtual, together with the resultant corporeal transformation. It features writings from international contributors who specialize in digital art and performance practices.
Sound and Music for the Theatre: The Art & Technique of Design
Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook
Scenic Automation Handbook
Stage Lighting: Design Applications and More
New Corpus Christi: Plays for Churches
A New Corpus Christi presents 25 short plays and skits with one or two scripts for each of 21 events in the church year-festival days such as Christmas and Easter and less frequently observed occasions such as the Baptism of the Lord and Christ the King Sunday.
Speaking in Shakespeare's Voice: A Guide for American Actors
Focuses on the technical elements of voice and speech, including breathing, resonance, and diction, as well as providing an introduction to verse speaking and scansion and to Shakespeare's rhetorical devices, such as antithesis, alliteration, onomatopoeia, irony, and metaphor. These topics are annotated with examples from Shakespeare's plays.
Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography
A resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices. It is organised thematically in five sections: Looking, the experience of seeing; Space and place; The designer: the scenographic; Bodies in space; and, Making meaning.
Theory for Theatre Studies: Sound
Introduction to Rigging in the Entertainment Industry
Stella Adler On Ibsen Strindberg
Rigging for Entertainment: Regulations and Practice
Making Faces, Playing God: Identity and the Art of Transformational Makeup
Wearing a mask - putting on another face - embodies a fundamental human fantasy of inhabiting other bodies and experiencing other lives. This book explores how the creation of transformational makeup for theatre, movies, and television fulfills this fantasy of self-transformation and satisfies the human desire to become "the other".
How to Dress Dancers
A guide to making costumes for dancers. It looks at different styles, cuts and materials; shows how costume sketches can be used; and demonstrates how costume sketches can be translated into actual garments to suit the dancers' needs.
Basics - A Beginner's Guide to Stage Sound
Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts
An examination of the role of sound in twentieth-century arts.
Costume and Cinema
Play Directing in the School: A Drama Director's Survival Guide