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SCENIC CONSTRUCTION FOR THE STAGE

Author: Mark Tweed
Foreword by Sir Kenneth Branagh
Price:  £22.50
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ISBN 9781785004513


PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 19/06 /2018.
Pages: 224. Binding: Paperback. Size: 246x189 mm.
Inside: 350 colour photographs 34 line artworks.

Scenic Construction for the Stage is a comprehensive guide to the practical processes involved in constructing scenery for the theatre. Offering key insight into the role of the scenic carpenter, Mark Tweed details the progression from interpreting design, model boxes and drawings, to material selection, fabrication and finishing. Mark Tweed is Head of Construction at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) where he teaches scenic carpentry, project management and CAD, and supervising construction for public productions. He recently managed the build for RADA's fundraising production of Hamlet , directed by Kenneth Branagh, and continues to work as a freelance project manager and carpenter. Mark began his career in scenic construction working for the Royal Opera House as a production carpenter, including work on Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) and Faust.
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STAGE MANAGEMENT 

Author: Diane Norburn
Price:  £22.50
Site Price: £18.00
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ISBN 9781785004438


PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 11/07 /2018.
Pages: 224. Binding: Paperback. Size: 246x189 mm.
Inside: 151 colour photographs 115 line artworks.

Working at the heart of theatre production, the stage management department is responsible for the smooth running of the show from day one of rehearsals to final curtain on the last performance. Stage Management examines, in depth, the roles and responsibilities of this indispensable team, including organizing rehearsals and performances, working with directors and designers to realise their creative ideas, and supporting the cast and other technical departments.
This practical guide is packed with extensive example paperwork, top tips and industry terminology, offering expert guidance and advice on key tasks that can be achieved competently and with ease.Diane Norburn has worked in stage management for over twenty-five years. She has worked in all scales of theatre, but predominantly on musicals, including Blood Brothers, Whistle Down the Wind, The Producers, Into the Hoods, Oliver! and Cats. She also works in television production, including live events such as the Queen's Jubilee concerts at Buckingham Palace and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Diane has also taught at RADA and is currently Senior Stage Management Tutor at LAMDA.

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SCENOGRAPHY

Author: Simon Donger
Price:  £20.00
Site Price: £16.00
E-Book Edition: £16.00 (incl. VAT)
ISBN 9781785004537


PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 20/07 /2018.
Pages: 160. Binding: Paperback. Size: 246x189 mm.
Inside: 78 colour photographs 36 line artworks.

Scenography is a comprehensive guide to the practical study and process of designing for performance. Rooted in theatre, scenography concerns artists who work through creative elements such as spaces, artefacts, garments, lighting and sound to mobilize new sensory experiences. As a result, scenography has gained broader interest and relevance across a wide range of fields, particularly where there is a desire to innovate with the perception of the live body.
Simon Donger is the Course Leader of the MA/MFA Scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. An award-winning stage designer, Simon creates set, costume, lighting and media for performance, installations and exhibitions.

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