Technical Drawing for Stage Design explains the importance of drawing in the design process, revealing how the initial two-dimensional drawing is a crucial building block in creating the scale model that in turn will develop into the stage set – that will transport the audience into another world.
Topics covered include: introducing the tools and equipment used by the designer; developing confidence in freehand sketching; drawing to aid the creative thought process, communicate design ideas and help with the construction process; scenic elements and the related terminology; the architecture of the theatre – and how to draw it.
Aimed at drama students and teachers, technical drawing students, amateur dramatics groups and theatre workshop organisers, Technical Drawing for Stage Design offers an attractive and practical manual on the subject. Well illustrated with approximately 120 black and white images.
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.