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Scenic Design and Lighting Techniques by Chuck Gloman, Rob Napoli

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Chapter 6

How Do I Get Them to Build It?Communicating Your Ideas

Believe it or not, some people aren't as visually gifted as you are. You have to lay everything out for them in graphic detail. We call these people producers, directors, and actors.

Who, Where, and When Research, or Don't Reinvent the Wheel

Take a look at the time period during which you've agreed to set the play. Newspapers and periodicals can provide wonderful examples of the kinds of things that were going on at the time. Catalogues from the era are nice for props and dressings, to get an idea of the styles of items your character might have. Look at the popular art of the time. If your setting is an actual historical place, get as many graphic resources as you can. If it's ...

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