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Light

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 318
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Readings in Theatre Practice

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18 September 2013

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How has light influenced the staging of theatre throughout history?

What does light contribute to performance?

How does it make meaning?

This collection explores the creative potential of light in the theatre. Through a wide...

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How has light influenced the staging of theatre throughout history?What does light contribute to performance?How does it make meaning?This collection explores the creative potential of light in the theatre. Through a wide range of extracts from historical accounts, new research and rare documents, some presented for the first time in English, Scott Palmer provides new ways of thinking about lighting as a creative performance practice. Focusing on elements such as:• the emergence of lighting design in the theatre• equipment and techniques• the dramaturgy of light• its impact on actor, audience and playhouse• the semiotics and phenomenology of light in performancethe book reveals why light has such a profound effect on the audience's experience of a theatrical event.

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The first book to focus on the theory, history and aesthetics of performance lighting, making it an essential text for all students of the subject
Contains a truly comprehensive range of perspectives and rare source material on lighting, making it an appealing resource for lecturers and practitioners too

Introduction – Light and Performance
The Evolution of Lighting Design
Light as Spectacle
Light, the Playhouse and the Scene
Light and the Audience
Light and Space
The Dramaturgy of Light
Light and the Body
Light as Material
Gas and Electricity – New Tools and Techniques
Techniques and Tools
The Lighting Operator
The Lighting Designer
Conclusion
A Lighting Chronology
Bibliography
Index.

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SCOTT PALMER is a Lecturer in Scenography and Deputy Head of the School of Performance & Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds, UK. His research interests focus on scenography, lighting design and the interaction between technology and performance. This has included experimental work with projected light and the creation of immersive performance experiences. His recent research practice includes the AHRC-funded project Projecting Performance and Emergent Objects – part of the AHRC/EPSRC funded Designing for the 21st Century initiative. He is an executive member of the Association of Lighting Designers.

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SCOTT PALMER is a Lecturer in Scenography and Deputy Head of the School of Performance & Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds, UK. His research interests focus on scenography, lighting design and the interaction between technology and performance. This has included experimental work with projected light and the creation of immersive performance experiences. His recent research practice includes the AHRC-funded project Projecting Performance and Emergent Objects – part of the AHRC/EPSRC funded Designing for the 21st Century initiative. He is an executive member of the Association of Lighting Designers.

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