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Wild & Klippe Wat Val (Afrikaans, Paperback): Philip Rademeyer Wild & Klippe Wat Val (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Philip Rademeyer
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Introduction to Stage Lighting - The Fundamentals of Theatre Lighting Design (Paperback): Charles I. Swift Introduction to Stage Lighting - The Fundamentals of Theatre Lighting Design (Paperback)
Charles I. Swift
R422 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Everything you always wanted to know about theatrical stage lighting but were afraid to ask! All the basics are here in this comprehensive text for students of all ages. All of the latest lighting instruments and technical information is described in easy-to-understand and well-defined terms. The fundamentals of manipulating the key (source) light and shadow, intensity and balance, changing focus and mood and more are explained in detail with illustrations. The creative process of expressing emotion, pace and intent, as well as following cues, plots and schedules are also covered along with the production process of working with directors in rehearsal and performance. A valuable resource for anyone working with theatrical productions. Five parts: Tools and Terminology, Manipulating Light, The Lightning Process, The Creative Process, The Production Process.

Shakespeare Spelt Ruin - The Life of Frederick Balsir Chatterton, Drury Lane's Last Bankrupt (Paperback): Robert Whelan Shakespeare Spelt Ruin - The Life of Frederick Balsir Chatterton, Drury Lane's Last Bankrupt (Paperback)
Robert Whelan
R392 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R62 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Directing for the Stage - A Workshop Guide of Creative Exercises & Projects (Paperback, 1st ed): Converse Directing for the Stage - A Workshop Guide of Creative Exercises & Projects (Paperback, 1st ed)
Converse
R654 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R177 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The forty-two exercises detailed in this comprehensive guide provide both the instructor and the student a "user-friendly" workshop structure. It may be used for both beginning and advanced courses of Directing for Theatre. The basic concepts of directing are learned progressively. The approach is totally experiential--the student discovers the demands and problems of directing by actually doing it step-by-step. The student's own directing style emerges with each exercise. Creativity and confidence building are the central benefits of this excellent workshop text. It is the only text that combines theory with active student participation. Seven chapters: Creating the Directing Workshop, The Silent Seven, Justifying Movement, Ground Plan Exercises, Open Scene Exercises, Closed Scene Exercises, Supporting Parts.

The Complete Make-Up Artist (Paperback, 3rd edition): Penny Delamar The Complete Make-Up Artist (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Penny Delamar
R855 R736 Discovery Miles 7 360 Save R119 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Written for all media-make up students this new edition of The Complete Make-up Artist will help you develop the skills needed to become a qualified, professional make-up artist. Endorsed by both Habia and VTCT, it covers all aspects of media make-up, from working in fashion and beauty to period and character make-up, and is fully updated with the latest national occupational standards.

Theatre and Performance Design - A Reader in Scenography (Hardcover): Jane Collins, Andrew Nisbet Theatre and Performance Design - A Reader in Scenography (Hardcover)
Jane Collins, Andrew Nisbet
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography is an essential resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices.

Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are brought together in one volume to examine the principle forces that inform understanding of theatre and performance design.

The volume is organised thematically in five sections:

  • looking, the experience of seeing
  • space and place
  • the designer: the scenographic
  • bodies in space
  • making meaning

This major collection of key writings provides a much needed critical and contextual framework for the analysis of theatre and performance design. By locating this study within the broader field of scenography ? the term increasingly used to describe a more integrated reading of performance ? this unique anthology recognises the role played by all the elements of production in the creation of meaning.

Contributors include Josef Svoboda, Richard Foreman, Roland Barthes, Oscar Schlemmer, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Richard Schechner, Jonathan Crary, Elizabeth Wilson, Henri Lefebvre, Adolph Appia and Herbert Blau.

Masterpieces of Russian Stage Design: 1880-1930 (Hardcover, New): John E Bowlt, Nikita D. Lobanov-Rostovsky, Nina... Masterpieces of Russian Stage Design: 1880-1930 (Hardcover, New)
John E Bowlt, Nikita D. Lobanov-Rostovsky, Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky
R1,399 R1,137 Discovery Miles 11 370 Save R262 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Masterpieces of Russian Stage Design 1880-1930' examines the Lobanov-Rostovsky collection of stage design, in turn outlining the history of modern Russian art: one of the most important interludes within the cultural renaissance of the early twentieth century. Unique in size, scope, and composition, the collection is unequalled; artists include celebrities such as Bakst, Benois, Goncharova, Larionov, Malevich, Popova, Rodchenko, and Tatlin as well as less familiar names such as Anisfeld, Lissim, Remisoff, and Soudeikine. This volume (the first of a two-part set) includes over 200 colour illustrations of selected designs as well as an introduction, interview, indices (to artists, theatre companies, and primary productions), a glossary of terms, and a comprehensive bibliography for the visual and performing arts in Russia. From Neo-Nationalism and Symbolism through Cubo-Futurism and Suprematism to Constructivism and Socialist Realism, Masterpieces of Russian Stage Design guides the reader through the movements, styles, productions and projects that attracted many of Russia s early twentieth-century artists to the stage. The companion volume, 'Encyclopedia of Russian Stage Design' ISBN: 9781851497195 (to be published in 2013), is the catalogue raisonne of the Lobanov-Rostovsky collection.

A Director Prepares - Seven Essays on Art and Theatre (Hardcover): Anne Bogart A Director Prepares - Seven Essays on Art and Theatre (Hardcover)
Anne Bogart
R3,033 Discovery Miles 30 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


A Director Prepares is a thought-provoking examination of the challenges of making theatre. In it, Anne Bogart speaks candidly and with wisdom of the courage required to create 'art with great presence'.
Each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas Bogart has identified as both potential partner and potential obstacle to art-making. They are Violence; Memory; Terror; Eroticism; Stereotype; Embarrassment; and Resistance. Each one can be used to generate extraordinary creative energy, if we know how to use it.
A Director Prepares offers every practitioner an extraordinary insight into the creative process. It is a handbook, Bible and manifesto, all in one. No other book on the art of theatre comes even close to offering this much understanding, experience and inspiration.


eBook available with sample pages: 0203165543

Edward Gordon Craig: A Vision of Theatre (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed): Christopher Innes Edward Gordon Craig: A Vision of Theatre (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed)
Christopher Innes
R3,065 Discovery Miles 30 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Edward Gordon Craig's ideas regarding set and lighting have had an enormous impact on the development of the theatre we know today.
In this new and updated edition of his well-known study of Edward Gordon Craig, Professor Christopher Innes shows how Craig's stage work and theoretical writings were crucial to the development of modern theatre. This book contains extensive documentation and re-evaluates his significance as an artist, actor, director and writer. Craig is placed in historical context, and his productions are reconstituted from unpublished prompt-books, sketches, journals and correspondence. Most of the designs and photographs, and many of Craig's writings cited, are not available elsewhere in print. Readers will gain insight into a key period of theatrical history, the life of one of its most fascinating individuals, the nature of stage performance, and into revolutionary ideas that are still challenging today.

Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020 - Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio (Paperback): Lloyd Trott Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020 - Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio (Paperback)
Lloyd Trott
R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Out of stock

This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With several new articles including The multi-hyphenate comedy actor-performer-writer; Ignition, inspiration and the imposter; Be prepared for publicity; and Equity pension scheme, Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Encyclopedia of Russian Stage Design 1880-1930 (Hardcover, New): John E Bowlt, Nikita D. Lobanov-Rostovsky, Nina... Encyclopedia of Russian Stage Design 1880-1930 (Hardcover, New)
John E Bowlt, Nikita D. Lobanov-Rostovsky, Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky
R2,058 R1,638 Discovery Miles 16 380 Save R420 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Furthermore, through their daring inventions, Russian artists of the first thirty years of the 20th century transformed, profoundly and permanently, our perception of stage design - and hence of the theatre. They belonged to an extraordinarily creative generation of impresarios, dancers, actors, patrons, and critics who inspired or at least made a major contribution to the international renaissance of the art of the stage, and in particular areas, e.g. the teaching and performing of ballet, their influence is still present today. However, in spite of the many published commentaries on the Russian theatre, in spite of the autobiographies and biographies of its leading representatives, and in spite of the scholarly appreciations of its various components (ballet, drama, opera), the subject of stage design in Russia has yet to be explored in all its manifestations. Each work presented here is documented as fully as possible, and includes curatorial data, provenance index, and references to relevant published sources, exhibitions; and variants such as copies and preliminary drawings. The catalogue raisonne addresses the issues of attribution, identification of stage production, and date of execution and adduces evidence in the form of bibliographical, archival, and photographic data, expert opinion, and circumstantial evidence in order to support assumptions and conclusions. 'The Encyclopedia of Russian Stage Design 1880-1930' has been published to accompany 'Masterpieces of Russian Stage Design 1880-1930'.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting (Hardcover): Simon Williams The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting (Hardcover)
Simon Williams
R4,236 Discovery Miles 42 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Acting is widely acknowledged to be the central art of the theatre and has a long and vibrant history. With over one thousand entries, this is the first encyclopedia of stage actors and acting around the world. More than one hundred renowned international contributors provide biographical, historical and technical information about actors both familiar and obscure whose work has been crucial in the development of acting methods and traditions from classical theatre to the present day. Entries on key directors, theorists and teachers, and on the elements and genres of acting provide insights into the history of acting as an art and its current practice. Including a chronological list of actors that spans the past two thousand years and many diverse countries and cultures, this Encyclopedia offers a fascinating and unique overview of acting onstage that will be of interest to anyone who attends or practises theatre.

QLab 4 - Projects in Video, Audio, and Lighting Control (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Jeromy Hopgood QLab 4 - Projects in Video, Audio, and Lighting Control (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Jeromy Hopgood
R3,083 Discovery Miles 30 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Used from Broadway to Britain's West End, QLab software is the tool of choice for many of the world's most prominent sound, projection, and integrated media designers. QLab 4: Projects in Video, Audio, and Lighting Control is a project-based book on QLab software covering sound, video, lighting, and show control. With information on audio, video, and lighting system basics and the more advanced functions of QLab such as show control, network capabilities, projection mapping, video effects, and cue cart integration, each chapter's specific projects will allow you to learn the software's capabilities at your own pace. In addition to the text, a companion website hosts project files, instructional videos, and more.

World Scenography 1990-2005 (Paperback): Peter McKinnon, Eric Fielding World Scenography 1990-2005 (Paperback)
Peter McKinnon, Eric Fielding
R1,250 R1,113 Discovery Miles 11 130 Save R137 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

World Scenography 1990-2005 is the second volume in a series of large-format, lavishly illustrated books documenting for posterity a collection of significant and influential theatrical set, costume, and lighting designs. This volume covers 1990-2005 and presents designs for 409 productions from 55 countries representing the work of hundreds of designers as researched by a group of more than 100 dedicated volunteers from around the globe. Like all performance-based art, stage design is ephemeral. If it is not recorded, it disappears. And if the designs are not contextualized through scholarship, their meanings will become obscure. World Scenography provides an outstanding visual and contextual record of the art of designing for the stage. The World Scenography series is an official project of OISTAT, the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians.

World Scenography 1990-2005 (Hardcover): Peter McKinnon, Eric Fielding World Scenography 1990-2005 (Hardcover)
Peter McKinnon, Eric Fielding
R2,017 R1,478 Discovery Miles 14 780 Save R539 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

World Scenography 1990-2005 is the second volume in a series of large-format, lavishly illustrated books documenting for posterity a collection of significant and influential theatrical set, costume, and lighting designs. This volume covers 1990-2005 and presents designs for 409 productions from 55 countries representing the work of hundreds of designers as researched by a group of more than 100 dedicated volunteers from around the globe. Like all performance-based art, stage design is ephemeral. If it is not recorded, it disappears. And if the designs are not contextualized through scholarship, their meanings will become obscure. World Scenography provides an outstanding visual and contextual record of the art of designing for the stage. The World Scenography series is an official project of OISTAT, the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians.

The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4 - The Sixties (Paperback): Steve Nicholson The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4 - The Sixties (Paperback)
Steve Nicholson
R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Winner of the Society for Theatre Research Book Prize - 2016 This is the final volume in a new paperback edition of Steve Nicholson's definitive four-volume survey of British theatre censorship from 1900-1968, based on previously undocumented material, covering the period 1960-1968. This brings to its conclusion the first comprehensive research on the Lord Chamberlain's Correspondence Archives for the 20th century. The 1960s was a significant decade in social and political spheres in Britain, especially in the theatre. As certainties shifted and social divisions widened, a new generation of theatre makers arrived, ready to sweep away yesterday's conventions and challenge the establishment. Analysis exposes the political and cultural implications of a powerful elite exerting pressure in an attempt to preserve the veneer of a polite, unquestioning society. This new edition includes a contextualising timeline for those readers who are unfamiliar with the period, and a new preface.

Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques - Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes (Paperback): Mary McClung Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques - Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes (Paperback)
Mary McClung
R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes explains how to create your theatrical prop, puppet, or costume design using the unique and tricky medium of foam. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and explanations illustrate how to translate your design from paper to reality by creating custom "skin" patterns, followed by creation of a foam mockup. The book details how to bring your project to life with varied finishing techniques, including using fur and fabric coverings and dying and painting foam. Numerous supplies, tools, and safety procedures and protocols are also covered.

Stage Lighting - Design Applications and More (Paperback): Richard E. Dunham Stage Lighting - Design Applications and More (Paperback)
Richard E. Dunham
R1,441 Discovery Miles 14 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Stage Lighting: Design Applications and More builds upon the information introduced in Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals to provide an in-depth reference to a number of specialty areas of lighting design, from traditional applications such as drama, dance, and designing for different venues, to more advanced applications such as concert, corporate, film and video, virtual, architectural/landscape, and other forms of entertainment lighting. Each chapter gives the essential background, design practices, and equipment details for each specialization, so readers can make informed decisions and ask informed questions when encountering each field. The book provides insight on the latest technology and includes profiles of prolific designers, such as James Moody, Jeff Ravitz, Alan Adelman, and Paul Gregory. Stage Lighting: Design Applications and More is intended to help lighting designers translate their theatrical skills to other areas of lighting design, and provides guidance on how to take those initial steps into new ventures in their lighting careers.

The Theatrical Firearms Handbook (Hardcover): Kevin Inouye The Theatrical Firearms Handbook (Hardcover)
Kevin Inouye
R3,068 Discovery Miles 30 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Theatrical Firearms Handbook is the essential guide to navigating the many decisions that are involved in the safe and effective use of firearm props for both the stage and screen. It is an invaluable resource for fight choreographers, props designers, backstage crew, directors, actors, stage managers, and more, at all levels of experience. Written in an informal and entertaining manner, with over 100 illustrations, it establishes baseline safety protocol while empowering performers and designers to tell their story of conflict in a way that makes the most of both established convention and current tools of the trade. Within these pages you'll find practical instruction couched in the language of theatre and film, making firearms technology and concepts approachable to dramatic artists without any dumbing-down of the subject material. This handbook is equally at home within the worlds of academic training, professional performance, and independent or community theatre and video productions

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry: Learner Journal (Paperback): Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry: Learner Journal (Paperback)
R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Stage Lighting Design - The Art, The Craft, The Life (Paperback): Richard Pilbrow Stage Lighting Design - The Art, The Craft, The Life (Paperback)
Richard Pilbrow
R553 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R111 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"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.

Improvisation at the Speed of Life - The TJ and Dave Book (Paperback): T J Jagodowski, David Pasquesi Improvisation at the Speed of Life - The TJ and Dave Book (Paperback)
T J Jagodowski, David Pasquesi; Contributions by Pam Victor; Foreword by Amy Sedaris
R711 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R150 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Stagecraft Fundamentals - A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Rita Kogler Carver Stagecraft Fundamentals - A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Rita Kogler Carver
R1,347 Discovery Miles 13 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Stagecraft Fundamentals tackles every aspect of basic theatre production with Rita Kogler Carver's signature wit and engaging voice. The history of stagecraft, safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more are discussed, illustrated by beautiful color examples that both display step-by-step procedures and break with the traditionally boring black and white introductory theatre book. This third edition improves upon the last, featuring three new chapters on design for props, projection, and touring. Also included are new end-of-chapter questions and an expanded discussion on LED lighting, stage automation, digital technology, stage management, makeup, theatre management, and sound design. This is the must have introductory theatre production book.

Broadway Revealed - Behind the Theater Curtain (Paperback): Stephen Joseph Broadway Revealed - Behind the Theater Curtain (Paperback)
Stephen Joseph
R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What happens behind the scenes of a Broadway production? Broadway Revealed showcases photographer Stephen Joseph's sweeping panorama images of studios, designers, and workshops, revealing the process and complexity of creating theater. Directors, set designers, lighting designers, sound designers, costume designers, props artisans, tailors, milliners, wigmakers, and more are depicted alongside their work and workspaces in these stunning color images.

The Fake Food Cookbook - Props You Can't Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV (Hardcover): Tamara Honesty, Karestin Harrison The Fake Food Cookbook - Props You Can't Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV (Hardcover)
Tamara Honesty, Karestin Harrison
R3,315 Discovery Miles 33 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Fake Food Cookbook: Props You Can't Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV contains step by step instructions on how to create the most realistic prop food for a theatrical production. From appetizers such as oysters on a half shell and chicken wings, entrees such as lobster and honey-glazed ham, to desserts, breakfasts, and even beverages, every meal is covered in this how-to guide. Full color images of each step and finished products illustrate each recipe, along with suggestions for keeping the budget for each project low. Safety Data Sheets and links to informative videos are hosted on a companion website.

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