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Historic Lighting Documents

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    Academic Journal

    By: Perkins, Kathy A.. TD&T: Theatre Design & Technology, Summer2014, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p30-39, 10p, 3 Color Photographs, 4 Black and White Photographs Abstract: The article examines the life and work of the lightingdesigner Shirley Prendergast. Particular focus is given to how she was honored with the USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award in Lighting Design. Additional topics discussed include her associations with the United Scenic Artists (USA), her studies at Brooklyn College, and the opera "Creole Giselle."; (AN 99015573), Database: Art Source

    Subjects: Stage lighting designers; Artists -- Training of; United Scenic Artists (Organization); United States Institute for Theatre Technology Inc. (Organization); Independent visual artists and artisans; Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers; Independent actors, comedians and performers; Stage lighting technicians; Theater --History; Prendergast, Shirley -- Awards

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    By: TREVIEN, CLAIRE. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Dec2014, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p517-532. 16p. Historical Period: 1746 to 1799. Abstract: One notable trend both in prints and in theatre of the French Revolution was the depiction of recently deceased people, such as Louis XVI or Mirabeau, entering heaven or hell, and of their interactions with characters from history. A term often used in the title of these works, 'ombre', suggests that these interpretations of the afterlife were deeply entrenched with the interplay of light and darkness. This article charts these representations through the lens of clair-obscur, a technical term linked to both theatrical lighting and artistic composition. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1111/1754-0208.12204. (AN: 99255182), Database: Historical Abstracts with Full Text

    Subjects: THEATER -- France -- History; FRANCE -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799; FUTURE life in art; PRINTS -- 18th century; CHIAROSCURO; LOUIS XVI, King of France, 1754-1793 -- Portraits; MIRABEAU, Honore-Gabriel de Riquetti, comte de, 1749-1791

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    By: Loew, Katharina. Film Criticism, Spring/Fall2013, Vol. 37/38 Issue 3/1, p87-116, 30p Abstract: The article discusses the history of 3-D film projection in the 1910s, when German inventor Oskar Messter used a lightingand mirror illusion invented for the stage by John Henry Pepper and Henry Dircks. Messter's Alabastra film technique, the Kinoplastikon theaters designed by Karl Juhasz and Franz Haushofer in Vienna, Austria, and Kinoplastikon licensing in England are discussed, as well as 21st century Musion Eyeliner high definition projection and film and theater audiences.; (AN 90362039), Database: Art Source

    Subjects: Cinematography -- LightingTheaters -- Special effects; Motion picture projection -- History; 3-D films -- History & criticism; Theaters -- Austria; Theaters -- England -- History; Messter, Oskar; Pepper, John Henry, 1821-1900

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    By: Reader, Pete. International Journal of the Arts in Society, 2012, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p279-287, 9p Abstract: The 19th Century stage had many influences, not the least of which was Richard Wagner. Adolphe Appia sought to correct Wagner's staging mistakes; but Appia's understanding of stage technology was weak. He was not on the same level as those who worked, designed and produced in the theatre as a profession. Those individuals had to solve the problems and limitations of the 19th Century stage with the emerging technologies of lighting and stage construction. Appia is best known for his essays and accompanying stage renderings which sought only to revolutionize the Wagnerian stage. He only executed a few of his designs and only one was in a legitimate theatre.Theatre had become a middleclass activity in the 19th Century, but it's aesthetic style drew from painters and artists. The artists who collaborated with theatre had more to do with changing the 19th Century stage than one individual. Edvard Munch set the emotional tone in his paintings for the early part of the 20th Century. He was friends with August Strindberg and was admired by Ibsen. Max Reinhardt used Munch's set design for his production of Ibsen's Ghosts at the Kammerspiele Theatre in 1906. What was the relationship between art andtheatre in the early 20th Century and to what effect? [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; (AN 91812753), Database: Art Source

    Subjects: Art -- 19th century; Theaters -- Design & construction; Stage lighting; Other Lighting Equipment Manufacturing; Commercial and Institutional Building Construction; Live theatres and other performing arts presenters with facilities; Handicraft -- 19th century; Theater & society -- History -- 19th century; Appia, Adolphe, 1862-1928

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    By: HEARD, MERVYN. TD&T: Theatre Design & Technology, Fall2014, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p39-51, 13p, 14 Color Photographs, 2 Black and White Photographs, 1 Illustration Abstract: The article discusses the use of pose slide projection in live stage performances from the 1890s until the 1950s. Topics include the role of pose slides in the Joel E. Rubin Collection at the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute of Ohio State University, the role of pose slides in serpentine-dance routines performed by dancer Loie Fuller, and the use of pose slides in vaudeville and cabaret acts. The production of pose slides by the firm Kliegl Bros. is addressed.; (AN 108884547), Database: Art Source

    Subjects: Slide projection; Music halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.); Dance -- History; Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute; Kliegl Brothers Universal Stage Lighting Co.; Other Performing Arts Companies; Theater Companies and Dinner TheatersTheatre (except musical) companies; Performing arts --History; Vaudeville -- History; Fuller, Loie, 1862-1928​

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    Academic Journal

    By: Graves, R.B.. Shakespeare Studies, 1980, Vol. 13, p235, 16p Abstract: Discusses the lighting of outdoor theatrical stages during the time of English dramatist William Shakespeare or the Elizabethan era. Ways in which the daylight convention permitted nighttime scenes on a sunlit stage; Effects of natural conditions and the playhouses themselves on the quality of illumination; Modes of staging that will benefit from open-air lightingconditions.; (AN 7166146), Database: Humanities Source

    Subjects: Theater -- History -- 16th century; England; Other Lighting Equipment Manufacturing; Stage lighting --History; Open-air theater -- History

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