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The art of light on stage: lighting in contemporary theatre

The art of light on stage: lighting in contemporary theatre

Abulafia, Yaron, author

The Art of Light on Stage is the first history of theatre lighting design to bring the story right up to date. Award-winning designer Yaron Abulafia explores the poetics of light, charting the evolution of lighting design against the background of contemporary performance. The book looks at the material and the conceptual; the technological and the transcendental

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Yaron Abulafia
ISBN: 1138913685, 9781138913684
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 272 pages
Subject: Performing Arts.; Lighting; Stage lighting.; Performing arts; Stage setting


  1. &nbsp
  2. List of Figures
  3. Foreword
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Introduction
  6. 1. Towering Figures in the History of Theatre Lighting Design
  7. 2. Light Art - the Rising Autonomy of Artificial Light
  8. 3. Theoretical Framework
  9. 4. A New Conceptual Framework for the Analysis of Light
  10. Introduction to the Performance Analyses
  11. 5. Madama Butterfly
  12. 6. On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God
  13. 7. Stifters Dinge
  14. 8. Rechnitz (Der Würgeengel)
  15. 9. Peer Gynt
  16. Epilogue
  17. Appendix: Glossary
  18. Index