Stagecraft 1- A Complete Guide to Backstage Work

Stagecraft 1- A Complete Guide to Backstage Work $19.99

William H Lord

Published by Meriwether

This textbook is intended to be the primary source of information for a semester-long Stagecraft course

It introduces 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

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!

Browse Library

About Stageplays

Stageplays offers you the largest collection of Plays & Musicals in the world.

Based in the UK and the USA, we’ve been serving the online theatre community since the last century. We’re primarily a family-run business and several of us also work in professional theatre.

But we’re all passionate about theatre and we all work hard to share that passion with you and the world’s online community.

Subscribe to our theatre newsletter

We'll email you regular details of new plays and half-price special offers on a broad range of theatre titles.


We can deliver any play in print to any country in the world - and we ship from both the US and the UK.

© 2010 - 2024 Stageplays, Inc.