Stagecraft Fundamentals Second Edition tackles every aspect of theatre production with Emmy Award-winning author Rita Kogler Carver’s signature witty 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 display step-by-step procedures and the finished product.
This second edition offers even more in-demand information on stage management, drawing and drafting (both by hand and CAD), lighting fixtures, and special effects. Also new to this edition are current articles from Lighting and Sound America, brand new diagrams that illustrate hard-to-grasp concepts, and a plethora of information on European conversions, standards, and practices, making the skills you learn applicable to stage jobs on either side of the ocean!
The accompanying website, www.stagecraftfundamentals.com is bursting with additional material such as an instructor’s manual, CAD drawings, color theory, manufacturing information, and so much more to help you along the way as you learn all about the world of theatre production.
Rita Kogler Carver is currently the executive artistic director of DragonFly Performing Arts, Inc. and a managing member of BearFly Designs, LLC. She has worked professionally as a theatrically trained designer for almost 20 years, and as an Associate Lighting Designer for Broadway Theatre, Regional Theatre, Dance and Opera. Ms. Carver won an Emmy Award for her Lighting Design work on the “2000 Sydney Olympics.” She also won an Emmy nomination for the “Montel Williams Show,” as well as a Silver Axiem Award for “Elmo’s World.”
Stagecraft Fundamentals is beautifully illustrated throughout, and the pofusion of color on every page gives this textbook the appearance of a coffee table book. The writing is clear and personal, which should be very appealing to students. Rita Carver covers all aspects of theatre production from scenery, to lighting, to an actor’s makeup. Her close ties to the New York theatre scene gives this book a special insight into the professional world, one that goes well beyond what is found in most college textbooks. — John Holloway, Professor in the Theatre Department at the University of Kentucky and President of the International Association of Theatrical stage Employees (IATSE) Local 346.
This text has temped me to return to teaching with a textbook for the first time in seven years. The language is both accessible and informal yet the text goes a long way in debunking some of the typical jargon that may alienate students just getting into the field, or trying it out for the first time. The illustrations (the text is full of them) coupled with the stories reinforce the fundamental information being conveyed. — John Paul Devlin, Associate Professor of Theatre at Saint Michael’s College