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Stagecraft 1
A Complete Guide to Backstage Work


By William H. Lord


 

Cover of
Textbook

Pricing:  $19.95 (162 pages, 8½ x 11, paperback)

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This textbook is intended to be the primary source of information for a semester-long Stagecraft course, introducing students to the production facilities, operations, methods, and techniques used in a school theater, and relating those practices to professional, amateur, and other educational theatres.  Now in its third edition, William Lord developed this book through his years of experience teaching Stagecraft at a midwest high school.  Twenty chapters detailing all of the fundamentals provide everything any aspiring stage technician needs to know to get started in backstage work.  Major topics include:  stages and rigging, production staff, properties, sound, lumber and tools, scenery construction, lighting instruments, control of light and color, and electricity and devices.  Every section includes photographs, illustrations, and diagrams to aid the learning process.  In addition, each chapter ends with a bibliography as well as a list of vocabulary introduced in that chapter with the page number where it was first defined.  Finally, fifteen different production forms — from a box office report to a sound effects cue sheet — make this highly comprehensive text even more valuable!

Hardcover edition also available.  Please call for pricing and details.



Student Workbook

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This companion piece, three-hole punched for carrying in a binder, includes 67 pages, including illustrations, for structured note-taking.  In addition, a 24 page insert in the center of the book includes 23 crossword puzzles to correspond with the vocabulary introduced in each chapter.



Teacher’s Guide

Pricing:  $24.95 (73 pages, 8½ x 11, saddle-stitched paperback plus a CD-ROM)

The teacher’s guide to Stagecraft 1 has two components.  First, the answer key to the student workbook saves much times and is also a great resource to assist students who have been absent.  The second piece is a CD-ROM which works on both PCs and Macs.  The disc contains a wealth of time-saving material — 20 quizzes to cover each chapter plus two larger tests and a final exam so that you have everything you need to make this a semester-long course.  Also, an outline by William Lord lays out precisely how he taught this course and even includes his grade sheet.  The best thing about getting all this on CD-ROM is that you can customize it however you want!  Every single file is saved three ways — as a Microsoft Word document, in rich text format (rtf), and as a PDF in Adobe.  Feel free to add, adapt, modify, or change the quizzes and tests to complement the course exactly the way YOU teach it!

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