Physical theatre is a broad term encompassing works with elements of movement, dance, mime, acrobatics, dance-theatre, clowning, stylised actions and gestures, circus, mask, and more. While recognised as a form on its own, physical theatre can also involve aspects of other recognised styles such as Commedia dell’Arte, performance poetry, cabaret, musical theatre and more. Critical…
Realism as a theatre movement emerged in Europe in the latter part of the 19th century. As a genuine theatre style, realism was a reaction against romanticism and the sensationalism of melodrama which dominated the stages of Europe and America for much of the 1800s. The realistic movement continues to influence theatre to this day.
Annotated theatre lighting design resources including links to designer websites, examples of lighting plots and plans, lighting design videos, lighting theory, plus the role and duties of the stage lighting designer.
Theatrical sound design involves interpreting the script to include pre-recorded or original sound effects and pre-recorded or original soundscapes in the production. Effective sound design can establish the time of day or year, create mood, denote location, and provide scene transitions.