The University of Wisconsin Press

Drama and Performance Studies


Stagecraft for Nonprofessionals
Second UW Press Edition
F. A. Buerki

The teaching of dramatic arts in secondary schools and college is in a measure responsible for the development of a new nonprofessional theatre. To students and faculties in high schools and colleges and to community leaders who are interested in this new nonprofessional theatre this book is offered with the hope that it may aid in the solution of production problems and stimulate a new and greater interest in stagecraft.

For those amateurs who are interested in building, painting, and lighting scenery for schools and little theatres, simple, practical information is not readily available. This book endeavors to present a simple, concise, yet technical discussion of stagecraft. Many of the suggestions made may not correspond to professional methods and practices. They are made for reasons of economy and simplicity and, it is hoped, in the best interest of the nonprofessional stage craftsman.

This title was also copublished in London.

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Stage with curtain before a show

December 1972

LC: 91-026346
144 pp.  5 1/2 x 8 1/2
81 illus.

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