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The stage is set

Author: Lee Simonson
Publisher: New York : Theatre Arts Books, ©1963, 1970 printing.
Series: TAB paperbook, no. 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical history of stagecraft and a philosophical discussion of its importance. A vivid first-hand picture of the modern stage designer at work.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simonson, Lee, 1888-1967.
Stage is set.
New York : Theatre Arts Books, ©1963, 1970 printing
(OCoLC)654948256
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Simonson
OCLC Number: 10584626
Description: xxv, 581 pages : illustrations, plans ; 21 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Scenery in the theatre of ideas. The stage as a world --
Realism and reality --
Players in the pulpit --
The role of the scene designer --
pt. II. Myths of lost purity. Greek realism : 5th century B.C. --
Naturalism : 1501 --
Decoration in the theatre of Moliere --
The scenic revival in Shakespeare's England --
pt. III. The actor and the third dimension. Renaissance by-product --
Royal innovations : George II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen --
Day-dreams : the case of Gordon Craig --
Aesthetic principles : the ideas of Adolphe Appia --
pt. IV. Alternatives. The theatre and its plot of ground --
First steps toward tomorrow --
The playwright and the spoken word --
Illustrations.
Series Title: TAB paperbook, no. 8.
Responsibility: Lee Simonson.

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A critical history of stagecraft and a philosophical discussion of its importance. A vivid first-hand picture of the modern stage designer at work.

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