Outline of stagecraft

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

Essence of stagecraft[edit]

Main article: Stagecraft

Branches of stagecraft[edit]

Lighting[edit]

Main article: Lighting design

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[edit]

Main article: Sound design

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

Carpentry[edit]

Main article: set construction

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.

Scenery wagon - show control - Theatrical scenery

Props[edit]

Main article: Theatrical property

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[edit]

Main article: costume construction

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

Positions in Stagecraft[edit]

Management[edit]

Technical[edit]

Design[edit]

Stagecraft organizations[edit]

History of stagecraft[edit]

Main article: History of stagecraft

General stagecraft concepts[edit]

Parts of a theatre

Terminology[edit]


Important technology[edit]

Venues[edit]

Persons influential in the field of stagecraft[edit]

Costume Designers[edit]

Lighting Designers[edit]

Set Designers[edit]

Sound Designers[edit]

Awards[edit]

Stagecraft lists[edit]

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Other[edit]

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