Scenery: A Manual of Scene Design

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ILLUSTRATIONS
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Sketch for the monastery setting in Cushing's "The Devil in the Cheese" Frontispiece
Model of setting for Toller's Masse Mensch4
The same setting with different lighting4
Setting for Karel Čapek's The Makropolous Secret5
Scene from Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion5
Sketch for Act One of S. Ansky's The Dybbuk--a synagogue in Brainitz6
Sketch for Act Two showing contrast of poverty and riches6
Sketch for Act Three--a setting for mystic atmosphere7
Scene from the second act, the design enhancing the mood7
A setting for a piano duet in a musical revue12
A setting from J. Wong-Quincey's Peking Politics13
Another setting using the same scenic unit with different lighting13
Sketch for a scene in Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, using distortion for effect14
Design for The Last of the Lowries by Paul Green14
Sketch of a unit arrangement for Swinburne's Chastelard15
Sketch for "The Tower" scene, using units with removable panels16
Floor plan showing arrangement of stage and scenic details 18
Drawing to show application of the theory of sight lines20
Sectional view of auditorium and stage, showing sight lines from the balcony20
Drawing of an elevation showing details of a Pullman car setting21
Drawing of a cross-section of a Pullman car setting; to scale21
Simplified realistic setting for Ibsen's Brand22
Setting for Stanford University production of The Makropolous Secret24
A scene from Peking Politics, showing scale of furniture25
Stage setting from Peking Politics, showing simplicity of design26
Another setting from Peking Politics, of simple design27
Scene sketch for setting from Stanford University production of Ibsen's Wild Duck30
Photograph of actual setting made from previous sketch30
Sketches showing the evolution of stage settings31
Sketch for ship setting in Tristan and Isolde31
Sketch for the Epilogue to Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan33
Photograph of model made from the preceding sketch33
A cardboard model setting for The Rendezvous of the Unknown Soldier34
The same model setting under a different style of lighting34
Model for Hamlet, showing effect produced by the use of miniature stage lighting equipment35
Another model for Hamlet, using miniature stage lighting equipment35
Model lighting equipment designed by George Hall36
Model control board for miniature stage lighting37
A design for a mystery play, suggesting lighting38
Biblical scene in a Rembrandt painting style39
Scene from the San Francisco Temple Players' production of The Dybbuk with single light source40
Setting for Priscilla Flowers' The White Peacock41
Setting from the San Francisco Junior League production of The Sleeping Beauty41
Another setting for the same play, showing transparency41
Sketch for Act One of The Flying Dutchman, using dark background42

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • Contents xiii
  • Illustrations xv
  • Scenery and the Designer 3
  • A Process for Scene Design 11
  • A Process for Scene Design Working Drawings 17
  • A Process for Scene Design - The Scene Model 32
  • Light in the Scene 38
  • Scene Painting 51
  • The Exterior Scene - The Natural Exterior 61
  • The Exterior Scene the Architectural Exterior 68
  • Economy in Cost of Construction and Materials 72
  • The Strange Case of Scenery 79
  • The Scene Webster 83
  • Index 91
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