Stage lighting design : a practical guide.

By: Fraser, Neil, 1958-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Marlborough : Crowood, 1999Description: 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. (pbk).ISBN: 1861262485.Subject(s): Performing Arts | Manuals | Theatre | Stage lightingDDC classification: 792.025FRA
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In St age Lighting Design, a leading expert guides readers through experience to knowledge, inviting them to investigate every aspect of the roles of the stage electrician and the lighting designer. Among the topics covered are choosing and using equipment; working with color; techniques for focusing; planning, testing, and executing a lighting design; lighting in the round and other staging layouts; and lighting Shakespeare, Brecht, and many other production styles. Throughout, safety points are emphasized and clearly highlighted in the text.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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CHOICE Review

In his comprehensive study of design and technology, Fraser begins from the perspective of the observer rather than the practitioner. This places the reader in the "mind's eye" of the audience rather than the designer and thus provides a firm foundation for the beginning designer to understand the true purpose of lighting design. Each chapter includes practical exercises that provide the student with "hands-on" examples of principles and practices. Although the practical example-and-exercise format of this volume is very useful, some of the more complex scientific principles--e.g., electrical theory and color theory--could benefit from more textual explanation. Well suited for undergraduates who must cover both technology and design, this is a very good text for the beginner and a useful addition to undergraduate theater collections. M. Varns; Southern Illinois University at Carbondale