"Focusing on the analytical, intellectual, and artistic 'how and why' of the design process, Brewster and Shafer have written a wonderful, insightful text for young designers "—Vickie J. Scott, Dept. of Theatre and Dance, UC Santa Barbara
Veteran theater designers Karen Brewster and Melissa Shafer have consulted with a broad range of seasoned theater industry professionals to provide an exhaustive guide full of sound advice and insight. With clear examples and hands-on exercises, Fundamentals of Theatrical Design illustrates the way in which the three major areas of theatrical design—scenery, costumes, and lighting—are intrinsically linked. Chapters include:
Script Analysis for Designers
The Objectives of Theatrical Design
Researching the Design
Design Principles and Visual Composition
Building a Career in Theater Design
Attractively priced and designed for classroom use, this is a comprehensive resource for all levels of designers and directors.