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An Introduction to Technical Theatre

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Tal Sanders, Pacific University

Pub Date: 2018

ISBN 13: 9781945398872

Publisher: Independent

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Module 1: Theatre, A Collaborative Art
  • Module 2: Organizational Structures
  • Module 3: Production Scheduling
  • Module 4: Theatre Spaces
  • Module 5: Our Stages and Their Equipment
  • Module 6: Design and Collaboration
  • Module 7: Scenery and Construction
  • Module 8: Props and Effects
  • Module 9: Stage Management
  • Module 10: Costumes and Character Creation
  • Module 11: Lighting Design
  • Module 12: Lighting Equipment and Control Systems
  • Module 13: Sound Design and Equipment
  • Module 14: Scene Painting and Color Theory
  • Module 15: Stage Crews and Production Etiquette

About the Book

An Introduction to Technical Theatre draws on the author’s experience in both the theatre and the classroom over the last 30 years. Intended as a resource for both secondary and post-secondary theatre courses, this text provides a comprehensive overview of technical theatre, including terminology and general practices.

Introduction to Technical Theatre’s accessible format is ideal for students at all levels, including those studying technical theatre as an elective part of their education. The text’s modular format is also intended to assist teachers approach the subject at their own pace and structure, a necessity for those who may regularly rearrange their syllabi around productions and space scheduling.

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Tal Sanders, Pacific University