Outline of stagecraft

Outline of stagecraft

Stagecraft is a generic term referring to the technical aspects of theatrical, film, and video production. Stagecraft is distinct from the wider umbrella term of scenography. Considered a technical rather than an artistic field, it relates primarily to the practical implementation of a designer's artistic vision.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to stagecraft:

Contents

Essence of stagecraft

Main article: Stagecraft

Branches of stagecraft

Lighting

Lighting, involves the process of determining the size, intensity, shape, and color of light for a given scene. Typical work includes hanging, focusing, procurement and maintenance of fixtures as well as some aspects of show control.

Audio

Sound, which can include musical underscoring, vocal and instrument mixing as well as theatrical sound effects.

Carpentry

Carpentry is the process of building scenery, which can include scenic painting and soft goods (drapes and stage curtains). Scenic carpentry also covers mechanics: the design, engineering and operation of Fly system scenery or flying of performers and mechanised scenic elements.

  • Carpenter (theatre)
  • Counterweight fly system - Rail (theater) - Rigging (theatre) - Scene shop -

Scenery wagon - show control - Theatrical scenery

Props

Props, which includes furnishings, set dressings, and all items large and small which cannot be classified as scenery, electrics or wardrobe. Some crossover may apply. Props handled by actors are known as hand props, and props which are kept in an actor's costume are known as personal props.

Costumes

Costuming, known as the Wardrobe department, is responsible for costume design, construction and the procurement and maintenance of costumes.

Positions in Stagecraft

Management

Technical

Design

Stagecraft Orginizations

History of stagecraft

Main article: History of stagecraft

General stagecraft concepts

Parts of a theatre

Terminology


Important technology

Venues

Persons influential in the field of stagecraft

Costume Designers

  • Jane Greenwood - Paul Tazewell

Lighting Designers

Set Designers

Sound Designers

Awards

Stagecraft lists

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Other

  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Stagecraft

References

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