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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, 9th Edition

ISBN10: 1264300344 | ISBN13: 9781264300341
By J. Michael Gillette and Rich Dionne
© 2024

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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.

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