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Technical Theater for Nontechnical People - Drew  Campbell

Technical Theater for Nontechnical People

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9781581153446
Number Of Pages: 288

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Completely updated to reflect state-of-the-art standards in today's fast-changing theater technology, Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, dancers, playwrights, and directors to understand every aspect of a traditional and digitally supported backstage environment-from scenery, lighting, and sound to props, costumes, and stage management. All sides of production are clearly explained in jargon-free prose, and unfamiliar terms are highlighted and defined in an appended glossary. In addition to discussions on the more traditional elements of technical theater, this book gives equal weight to the new technologies that have become mainstream, including software (DMX, MIDI, and SMPTI) for show control systems, software to build audio cues, and PC-based audio play-back systems.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

General Notes
Breaking It Down: Who Does Whatp. 1
Touring a New Space: What to Look Forp. 7
Space, Texture, and "The Statement": Scenic Designp. 17
Surface, Texture, and Tricks: The Tools of Sceneryp. 29
Lighting Design: Illumination, Mood, and Focusp. 71
Lighting: Now You See Itp. 91
Sound: Audible Atmospherep. 123
Properties: Research, Detail, and Craftsp. 157
Stage Managementp. 167
How to Do a Show in a Hotel: Corporate Theaterp. 193
The Essentials: Things You Should Know and Things You Should Ownp. 207
Afterwordp. 211
Glossaryp. 213
Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9781581153446
ISBN-10: 1581153449
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised