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Theatrical Space : A Guide for Directors and Designers - William Faricy Condee

Theatrical Space

A Guide for Directors and Designers

Paperback Published: 1st December 1995
ISBN: 9780810842113
Number Of Pages: 248

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Too often directors and stage designers approach the architectural layout of theatres as obstructive to the creative process. Condee's book teaches theater professionals to work creatively within even the most restrictive theatrical space and transform it into an asset rather than an obstacle.

Condee has interviewed hundreds of prominent American and British directors, designers, and actors, and provides photographs and groundplans of major American theatres. Each chapter tackles a different set of problems, offering thoughtful solutions to common obstacles. Theatrical Space is not only a useful textbook for students of theatre, but also a valuable resource for all directors and designers, both young and experienced. Paperback edition available April 2002. Cloth version previously published in 1995.

Introductionp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Descriptions of Directors, Designers, and Actors in the Bookp. xv
Examining the Theatre Spacep. 1
The Performance's Relationship to the Architecturep. 9
Using the Architecture of the Theatrep. 20
Involving the Audiencep. 33
The Proscenium Arch's Effect on Performancep. 46
Comparing Performance on Open and Proscenium Stagesp. 58
Designing for the Open Stage: Problems and Solutionsp. 69
Using the Portal on a Thrust Stagep. 92
The Open Stage's Effect on Stagingp. 103
Director-Designer Collaboration on the Open Stagep. 115
Stage Up or Stage Down? The Vertical Relationship of Audience and Performancep. 127
Engaging the Stage Volumep. 140
Flexible Theatresp. 154
Environmental and Promenade Theatrep. 169
Transferring a Productionp. 185
Two Planks and a Passionp. 195
Indexp. 201
About the Authorp. 207
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ISBN: 9780810842113
ISBN-10: 0810842114
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st December 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.42  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.33

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