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Stage Design and Properties (Phaidon Theatre Manuals) [Paperback]

Michael Holt , David Mayer
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1 Jan 1994 Phaidon Theatre Manuals
The quality and quantity of design work devoted to a production depend on the script, the size and nature of the theatre company and its budget. This book explains fully the diverse functions and responsibilities of a designer. With a comprehensive glossary, an eclectic bibliography and even an up-to-the-minute list of suppliers and stockists, it can be used by amateurs and professionals alike as a guide and resource for arriving at imaginative stage design solutions.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; Revised edition edition (1 Jan 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714825158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714825151
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 14.6 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Not only are the manuals attractive, they are practical, concise and free from theories.' (Times Educational Supplement)

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David Mayer, the Series Editor, is Head of the Department of Drama at Manchester University.

Michael Holt is Senior Lecturer on Scene Design at Manchester University, and undertakes professional productions throughout the world.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational. 12 Jan 2014
By EnidG
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Was bought for a present for a 17 year old who aspires to a career in theatre design. She reads it in bed every night and is rarely parted from it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting 27 Dec 2012
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A very interesting book, anyone who has anything to do with the theatre would enjoy having this book at hand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant 31 Oct 2010
Brilliant, brilliant & brilliant!!! I'd highly recommend getting the other books to complete the set as it will definately heighten how to make the best of what your trying to achieve, whether it be knowledge or a bigger insight into things.

I'm an assistant director putting on a play in 3.5 months time. This totally put things into perspective. Buy it. Its a must! Why are you still reading? Go do it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book... 13 May 2010
By sarbern
Very informative if, like me, you know nothing about the industry. Tells you all the theatrical 'linguo' and has some cool illustrations. Nice sized book too.. and good layout of the information and text inside!
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars just the tip of the iceberg, but enough to put on a show 25 Jan 1997
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it is a very basic introduction to stage design and set management, but it can get you through the making and managing of a set. With no knowledge of theatre and this book, you can design, biuld paint,and support, a set, and be creative in the process
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent descriptions 13 Feb 2012
By James LaMar - Published on Amazon.com
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This concise book is excellent in giving you the basics of stage design, especially in showing you the equipment and properties involved and how they are used on stage. The author is British, so some of the terminology is slightly different than used in the U.S. But, Holt does an excellent job in explaining these concepts.
Personally, I am more interested in screenwriting and directing than in stage design. But, this is a wonderful guide, to help one understand what is involved in a first-class production. The more you know about related areas, the better you can understand how everything should fit together and appreciate everyone's creative contributions.
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