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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User Review  - bostonian71 - LibraryThing

Very good introduction to the concept of stage lighting. I like that the book relies on anecdotes, quotes and clear, understandable English rather than specialized technical terms. Read full review

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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


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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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