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Description - Light by Scott Palmer

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 performance

the book reveals why light has such a profound effect on the audience's experience of a theatrical event.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230551909
ISBN-10: 0230551904
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Red Globe Press
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Scott Palmer

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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