Stage Lighting Design: The Art, the Craft, the Life

Stage Lighting Design: The Art, the Craft, the Life

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By (author) Richard Pilbrow

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  • Publisher: NICK HERN BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 500 pages
  • Dimensions: 202mm x 254mm x 27mm | 1,238g
  • Publication date: 7 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1854599968
  • ISBN 13: 9781854599964
  • Sales rank: 106,483

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"Stage Lighting Design" covers the complete history, theory and - above all - practice of lighting design. It contains 450 black and white half tones, 60 colour photos and innumerable diagrams, lighting plots etc. "Stage Lighting Design" is arranged in four sections: Design: the basic principles, illustrated with reference to specific productions; History: a brief survey of the historical development of stage lighting; Life: interviews with 14 other lighting designers, plus notes on Pilbrow's own career; and Mechanics: a vast section dealing with all the technical data today's designer will need.

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Richard Pilbrow first made his mark at Olivier's National Theatre, lighting shows such as the first Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. He revolutionised stage lighting in Britain, designing the system for the new National and setting up Theatre Projects, the first independent lighting design company in the UK. He has been a consultant for theatres and concert halls in over 25 countries.

Table of contents

Part 1/ Design:1. Living Light for Living People2. How to Do It: An IntroductionDemonstration 1: Typical Box Set3. Procedure: PreparationDemonstration 2: Juno and the Paycock4. Procedure: ProductionDemonstration 3: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead5. Design Challenges: Colour6. Design Challenges: StagingDemonstration 4: The Storm7. Design Challenges: The Behaviour of Light in Nature - And Upon the StageDemonstration 5: Four Baboons Adoring the Sun8. Design Challenges: Musical, Ballet & Opera: Lighting in the RepertoireDemonstration 6: Show Boat9. Design Challenges: Widening the ViewpointDemonstration 7: Busker Alley10. TomorrowPart 2/History11. Oil Lamp to Laser12. A Historical FootnotePart 3/The Life12. Training13. Andrew Bridge14. Pilbrow Story 1: Beginnings15. Ken Billington16. Pilbrow Story 2: Theatre Projects Begins17. Jules Fisher18. Brian Gale19. Pilbrow Story 3: Starting as a Lighting Designer20. David Hersey21. Pilbrow Story 4: Meeting 'Sir'22. Peter Maradudin23. Pilbrow Story 5: Hospitality24. Luc LaFortune25. Pilbrow Story 6: Horror Stories26. Anne Militello27. Pilbrow Story 7: To Russia with 'Sir'28. Jim Moody29. Pilbrow Sotry 8: Darkness30. Tom Munn31. Pilbrow Story 9: America32. Tharon Musser33. Pilbrow Story 10: Theatre Design34. Michael Northern35: Pilbrow Story 11: Diversity & Proportion36. Chris Parry37. Patrick Woodroffe38. Pilbrow Story 13: MoneyPart 4/Mechanics