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  1. Backstage Handbook

    Backstage Handbook

    $22.00

    First published in 1988, Backstage Handbook is one of the most widely used stagecraft textbooks in the United States, with about 10,000 copies sold every year.

    This handy reference book brings together under one cover an incredible variety of information useful to designers, technicians and students who work behind the scenes in theatre, film and television. Its sturdy leatherette binding will stand up to years of constant use.

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  2. The Production Manager's Toolkit: Successful Production Management in Theatre and Performing Arts (The Focal Press Toolkit Series)

    The Production Manager's Toolkit: Successful Production Management in Theatre and Performing Arts (The Focal Press Toolkit Series)

    $39.95

    The Production Manager’s Toolkit is a comprehensive introduction to a career in theatrical and special event production for new and aspiring professionals, given by expert voices in the field. 

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  3. QLab 3 Show Control: Projects for Live Performances & Installations

    QLab 3 Show Control: Projects for Live Performances & Installations

    $49.95

    Used from Broadway to Britain’s West End, QLab software is the tool of choice for many of the world’s most prominent sound, projection, and integrated media designers. QLab 3 Show Control: Projects for Live Performances & Installations is a project-based book on QLab software covering sound, video, and show control. With information on both sound and video system basics and the more advanced functions of QLab such as MIDI show control, new OSC capabilities, networking, video effects, and microphone integration, each chapter’s specific projects will allow you to learn the software’s capabilities at your own pace. Tutorials and additional resources are featured at www.focalpress.com/cw/hopgood. Learn More
  4. Fundamentals of Theatrical Design: A Guide to the Basics of Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Design

    Fundamentals of Theatrical Design: A Guide to the Basics of Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Design

    $27.50

    A step-by-step exploration of everything aspiring and practicing designers and directors need to know about the theatrical design process.

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  5. Theatre Engineering and Stage Machinery

    Theatre Engineering and Stage Machinery

    $62.00

    Toshiro Ogawa's masterpiece, Theatre Engineering and Stage Machinery, is a unique reference work. It covers every aspect of theatrical machinery and stage technology in global terms. With no less than 301 illustrations and drawings and 168 photographs it is a 'must' title for every technical director or designer of performance buildings.

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  6. Sound for the Stage

    Sound for the Stage

    $52.00

    Patrick Finelli's thorough manual covering all aspects of live and recorded sound for performance is a complete training course for anyone interested in working in the field of stage sound; and is a must for any student of the subject. The book covers the basics of sound waves and electricity, examines the equipment in use from ageing tape recorders to digital hard disk recorders, and also covers signal processing, sound reinforcement, communications and acoustics.

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  7. Lighting for Romeo and Juliet

    Lighting for Romeo and Juliet

    $45.99

    John Offord describes the making of the production from the lighting designer's viewpoint - taking the story through from the point where director Jorgen Flimm made his decision not to use scenery or sets and simply employ the expertise of Patrick Woodroffe.

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  8. Digital Technical Theater Simplified

    Digital Technical Theater Simplified

    $24.95

    Lights, camera, digital revolution! Designed to help readers use digital equipment for onstage impact.

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  9. Developing and Maintaining a Design-Tech Portfolio: A Guide for Theatre, Film and TV

    Developing and Maintaining a Design-Tech Portfolio: A Guide for Theatre, Film and TV

    $38.95

    A design tech portfolio showcases a theatre designer/technician's most prized accomplishments in stage design, lighting, costuming, or makeup. The ability to make a winning portfolio is essential to getting into choice colleges, obtaining scholarships, and getting new jobs in the field. Unfortunately the process can become time consuming and challenging if you don't know where to start. Show Case offers students, teachers, and aspiring professionals the information they need to know to create, maintain, and show off their portfolio.

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  10. Technical Theater for Nontechnical People (Paperback, Third Edition)

    Technical Theater for Nontechnical People (Paperback, Third Edition)

    $22.99

    Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, directors, stage managers, producers, and event planners understand every aspect of technical theater—from scenery, lighting, and sound to props, costumes, and stage management. In this thoroughly revised new edition, the popular guide firmly embraces the digital age with new content about digital audio, intelligent lighting, LED lighting, video projection, and show control systems, all explained in the same approachable style that has kept this book in the pockets of industry professionals for many years. A brand-new chapter on sound design has also been added, and every chapter has been updated with more information about the basics of theater technology, including draperies, lighting instruments, microphones, costume sketches, and more.

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