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Play Directing, 7th Edition by Michael McLain, Francis Hodge

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Director’s Options

Scenery, Properties, and Lighting

 

 

Now that you can see how the director’s design function requires some very important decisions about what sort of stage to use in presenting certain plays, you are ready to look at the options open to you in deciding what kind of scenic materials to put on the stage you choose and how to light those materials. It should now be obvious that you can exert important leadership in shaping the direction of a play’s physical production.

Again, you must keep in mind that the content of these chapters is not intended to substitute for extensive training in design, but only to point out to you the many paths open in staging a play. The more you know about what can be done, the more inventive ...

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