Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers

1st Edition

Hal Tine

Routledge
Published November 23, 2015
Reference - 414 Pages
ISBN 9780415710053 - CAT# 120586

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Summary

Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers covers the visual, social, and political dynamics of multiple epochs and cultures and discusses how these trends affect the design of the architecture, costumes, and furnishings of the time.

This book relates these characteristics and cultural movements to the design needs students encounter as they design a period production. Each chapter contains examples of period style in both theatre and film from a variety of notable productions and a glossary of specialized terms and words used in the chapter. Technological and aesthetic developments that affect design, lighting, and music are also included.

This is a textbook meant for Period Styles courses in Theatre programs.

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