In Stage Design – A Practical Guide Gary Thorne, a freelance theatre set and costume designer, introduces the concept of art and design for performance, drawing on his considerable experience in a wide variety of theatres. The book begins from first principles, and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject.
Each chapter contains clear, concise text and informative illustrations; and concludes with practical exercises to, ensure that the reader has got the most out of the book, and stimulating exploration in both two and three dimensions. The book includes examples of the author’s work and that of others in the field, illustrating the methods adopted and practised in theatre schools and the more innovative theatre companies.
Gary Thorne studied at London’s Byam Shaw School of Art, Motley Theatre Design and the University of East London. His work in stage design has taken him as far afield as Canada and France, as well as throughout Britain. Gary is Head of Theatre Design at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London.