The Swiss theatre designer and theorist Adolphe Appia (1862-1928) has long been acclaimed in Europe as the most important innovator in the concept and use of stage lighting. Many of his ideas were extremely advanced for his time and have now been widely accepted and put into practice. Yet much of his important theoretical work has been difficult to obtain in English. This account, analysis and critical evaluation of the work of Appia demonstrates how his far-sighted imagination also embraced the fundamental reform of scenic design, the use of theatrical space, and a greatly expanded conception of the nature and possibilities of theatrical art.
..."the first major study of Appia in twenty years...it is a clear-eyed examination of Appia's many innovations."
"Excellent and well written, this study is well focused, and will reward anyone interested in the development of the modern theatre."
-Alan Andrews of Essays in Theatre History
Series: Contemporary Theatre Studies
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 16th December 1994
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 6