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The handbook of set design / Colin Winslow.

Winslow, Colin, (author.).


"The Handbook of Set Design is a comprehensive guide to designing scenery of all kinds for a wide variety of stages, large and small. From concept to final dress rehearsal and performance, it takes you through the practical process of turning initial ideas and sketches into final sets that enhance the audience's understanding of the play as well as providing a memorable experience in their own right. Packed with practical advice and helpful hints culled from a lifetime of work in the professional theatre, the book will prove invaluable not only to students but to all who have an interest in design for the theatre, both professional and amateur. Many photographs of actual stage sets designed by the author are included, together with explanatory illustrations and sketches, stage plans, technical drawings, models and colour renderings for a wide range of productions. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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  • ISBN: 1861268130 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 9781861268136 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire : Crowood Press, 2006.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 189) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The designer's task -- A brief history of set design -- The theatre building -- The design process -- Tools and techniques -- Style and creativity -- Computer techniques -- Moving scenery -- Scenic tricks and special effects -- A production of Treasure Island -- Glossary of technical theatre terms and jargon.
Subject: Theaters > Stage-setting and scenery > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Theaters > Stage-setting and scenery.
Theaters > Stage-setting and scenery > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre: Handbook
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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APLS 792.025 WIN 2006 31291002957114 STACKS Available -

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