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Forthcoming Theatrical Production Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 14 forthcoming new books in the subject of Theatrical Production — sorted by publish date from upcoming books to future books.

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Structural Design for the Stage

    2nd Edition

    By Alys Holden, Bronislaw Sammler, Bradley L Powers, Steven A Schmidt

    The follow-up to the 2000 Golden Pen Award-winning Structural Design for the Stage, this second edition provides the theater technician with a foundation in structural design, allowing an intuitive understanding of "why sets stand up." It introduces the basics of statics and the study of the...

    To Be Published March 17th 2015 by Focal Press

  2. Sound and Music for the Theatre

    The Art & Technique of Design, 4th Edition

    By Deena C. Kaye, James LeBrecht

    Covering every phase of a theatrical production, this fourth edition of Sound and Music for the Theatre traces the process of sound design from initial concept through implementation in actual performances. The book discusses the early evolution of sound design and how it supports the play, from...

    To Be Published July 28th 2015 by Focal Press

  3. Theatrical Makeup

    Basic Application Techniques

    By Sharon Sobel

    In many theatrical productions, it falls to the performers to apply their own makeup, with minimal or no instruction. Theatrical Makeup clearly and concisely explains the basics of theatrical makeup techniques to allow stage actors to put their best face forward! You will gain understanding of the...

    To Be Published August 11th 2015 by Focal Press

  4. The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat

    By Rob Najarian

    This is a comprehensive guide to the principles and techniques of theatrical stage combat that combines a detailed discussion of the mechanics of stage fighting with acting decisions to make fighting styles reflect character development and story arcs. Expert Fight Director Robert Najarian employs...

    To Be Published September 1st 2015 by Focal Press

  5. Play Readings

    A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners

    By Rob Urbinati

    Play Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners demystifies the standards and protocols of a play reading, demonstrating how to create effective and evocative readings for those new to or inexperienced with the genre. It examines all of the essential considerations involved in readings,...

    To Be Published September 15th 2015 by Focal Press

  6. Essentials of Period Style

    A Handbook for Stage and Production Designers

    By Hal Tine

    To Be Published October 1st 2015 by Focal Press

  7. Stays and Corsets

    Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body

    By Mandy Barrington

    Stays and Corsets: Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body goes a step beyond traditional historical costuming texts by not only providing you with historical pattern diagrams and information, but by showing you how to adapt these patterns to the contemporary body shape. Using her...

    To Be Published October 27th 2015 by Focal Press

  8. The Art of Costume Design

    Edited by Melissa Merz

    In The Art of Costume Design, a panel of seven designers offer a new multi-sided look at the current state and practice of theatrical costume design. Beginning with an exploration of the role of a Costume Designer, the subsequent chapters analyze and explore the psychology of dress, where and how...

    To Be Published November 1st 2015 by Focal Press

  9. Period Reproduction Buckram Hats

    The Costumer’s Guide

    By Crystal G. Herman

    Series: The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

    Whether you’re in a professional or a community theatre, part of a historical re-enactment, or teaching costume construction, a well-made hat provides a much-needed finishing touch to a costume. Period Reproduction Buckram Hats: The Costumer’s Guidebook is your one-stop resource for learning how to...

    To Be Published November 10th 2015 by Focal Press

  10. Dance Production

    Design and Technology

    By Jeromy Hopgood

    Dance Production: Design and Technology introduces you to the skills you need to plan, design, and execute the technical aspects of a dance production. While it may not seem that staging a dance production is that different from a play or musical, in reality a dance performance offers up unique...

    To Be Published November 10th 2015 by Focal Press