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

Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup, 8th Edition

ISBN10: 1259922308 | ISBN13: 9781259922305
By J. Michael Gillette and Rich Dionne

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Theatrical 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.

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Theatrical Design and Production, 8e

CHAPTER 1: Production Organization and Management
CHAPTER 2: The Design Process
CHAPTER 3: A Brief History of Theatre Architecture and Stage Technology
CHAPTER 4: The Stage and Its Equipment
CHAPTER 5: Style, Composition, and Design
CHAPTER 6: Color
CHAPTER 7: Mechanical Drafting
CHAPTER 8: Perspective Drawing
CHAPTER 9: Scenic Design
CHAPTER 10: Tools and Materials
CHAPTER 11: Scenic Production Techniques
CHAPTER 12: Scene Painting
CHAPTER 13: Stage Properties
CHAPTER 14: Lighting Design
CHAPTER 15: Electrical Theory and Practice
CHAPTER 16: Lighting Production
CHAPTER 17: Projections and Media
CHAPTER 18: Costume Design
CHAPTER 19: Costume Construction
CHAPTER 20: Makeup
CHAPTER 21: Sound Design and Technology
CHAPTER 22: Drawing and Rendering

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About the Author

J. Michael Gillette

J. Michael Gillette is a Professor Emeritus from the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona.  In addition to being the author of the eight editions of Theatrical Design and Production, Gillette has authored seven editions of Designing With Light and co-authored the third edition of Stage Scenery: Its Construction and Rigging.  He authored numerous articles and technical presentations on theatrical design and production for a variety of professional organizations and journals.  During his career he taught technical production, stage lighting, sound for the theatre, scene design, cinematography, media lighting.  He also designed sets, lights, sound and projections for numerous academics and professional productions.  He also authored a published novel and screenplay.

Rich Dionne

Rich Dionne holds an MFA in Theatre from Purdue University. He is a clinical associate professor in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance at Purdue in the Department of Theatre, where he researches control systems for live entertainment and instructional design and pedagogy. At Purdue, he teaches and mentors students in technical direction and in the theatre engineering concentration of the Multidisciplinary Engineering program. He has published articles in TD&T and Stage Directions Magazine, in The Design of Learning Experience: The Future of Educational Technology (Springer, 2015), Hokanson, et al, eds., New Directions in Teaching Theatre Arts (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), Fliotsos, Medford, eds., and has recently released Project Planning for the Stage: Tools and Techniques for Managing Extraordinary Performances (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018).    Lewis Vaughn is the author of numerous textbooks in philosophy, critical thinking, and ethics, including The Power of Critical Thinking, sixth edition (2019); Concise Guide to Critical Thinking (2017); Philosophy Here and Now, third edition (2019); Living Philosophy: A Historical Introduction to Philosophical Ideas, second edition (2018); Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning, Theory, and Contemporary Issues, fifth edition (2019); Beginning Ethics: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy (2015); Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases, third edition (2017); and Writing Philosophy, Second Edition (2018).


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