Scenography - Simon Donger


By Simon Donger

  • Release Date: 2018-07-23
  • Genre: Arts du spectacle


Scenography is a comprehensive guide to the practical study and process of designing for performance. Rooted in theatre, scenography concerns artists who work through creative elements such as spaces, artefacts, garments, lighting and sound to mobilize new sensory experiences. As a result, scenography has gained broader interest and relevance across a wide range of fields, particularly where there is a desire to innovate with the perception of the live body. To this end, the book offers practical strategies to support the creative process from conception to completion; detailed advice on key actions such as drawing and modelling; tactical insights offered by professional practitioners from various disciplines and a case study on scenographic research. The book will be of great interest to artists looking to engage in or refresh their approach to performance design, and those wanting to integrate and adapt scenography within their existing practice. Fully illustrated with 78 colour photographs and 36 line artworks. Simon Donger is and award-winning stage designer and is the Course Leader of the MA/MFA Scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Another book in the new series Crowood Theatre Companions.