Technical Theater for Nontechnical People

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Allworth Press, 2004 - Performing Arts - 273 pages
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Completely updated to reflect state-of-the-art standards in today's fast-changing theater technology, Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, dancers, playwrights, and directors to understand every aspect of a traditional and digitally supported backstage environment-from scenery, lighting, and sound to props, costumes, and stage management. All sides of production are clearly explained in jargon-free prose, and unfamiliar terms are highlighted and defined in an appended glossary. In addition to discussions on the more traditional elements of technical theater, this book gives equal weight to the new technologies that have become mainstream, including software (DMX, MIDI, and SMPTI) for show control systems, software to build audio cues, and PC-based audio play-back systems.




• Affirmed by Library Journal as a book that "will certainly become a standard introductory text on trchnical theater."

• "The most down-to-earth, stright-forward survey of technical theater practice I have ever read."--John R. Lucas, managing director of theater, Brown University

• This replaces 1-58115-020-2

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Drew Campbell is a lighting and sound supervisor for Universal Studios. He is also the author of Technical Film and Television for Nontechnical People. He lives in Woodland Hills, CA.

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