Light on the Subject: Stage Lighting for Directors and Actors --and the Rest of Us

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Limelight Editions, 1988 - Performing Arts - 173 pages
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The aim of this book is to demystify the technology of stage lighting, and it does so by uniting its text with quotations from literature, thus setting a common ground for the perception and understanding of light, in our daily lives as well as on stage.

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Review: Light on the Subject: Stage Lighting for Directors and Actors

User Review  - April - Goodreads

The book is informative without being too technical. It raised about 10,000 more questions than it answered, but that is a result of my own inexperience and is not the author's fault. Minus one star because I hate feeling dumb. Read full review

Review: Light on the Subject: Stage Lighting for Directors and Actors

User Review  - Cecilia - Goodreads

This was quite good and quick. The only thing that would make it better is is the technology in it were not 20 years about of date. The chapters on Concept and Manners and particularly good and worth reading well. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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This Book
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Acting Light
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Copyright

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David Hays was the set & lighting designer for more than fifty Broadway plays & musicals, thirty ballets for the legendary George Balanchine at the New York City Ballet, & many operas at the Metropolitan Opera. As a second career, he founded & led the National Theatre of the Deaf to appearances on seven continents. With his son Daniel, he is the author of "My Old Man & the Sea." Hays lives in Chester, Connecticut.

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