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Foreword - Revolution by Joseph Volpe

Sounds Off by David Collison

Introduction - Starting My Dream

TP Now and Then - Lighting a profession - Louis Dreyfus


Decade One 1957 - 1966 Childish Dreams to a New National Theatre

In which one is a child, struck by backstage, driven by a dream, to be a Master of the Art and Science of the Theatre. Lighting design is a lifesaver. Good fortune and good timing bless an impertinent enterprise. 

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1 - The Dream Begins

Childhood - World War II - School - Bakers Cross - Model Theatre - Innovation and Backstage - National Service - Foundation Stone

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2 - Into Theatre

Drama School - Viki - Amateur Theatre - TEAHOUSE - Touring - Back to London - Frustration - A Lighting Designer? - Viki Returns 

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3 - A Start Up                                                                                  1957-1958                                                                                                                   

Start-up - Whitcomb Street - LADY AT THE WHEEL -  Trip to Wales - ANY OTHER BUSINESS - Marriage - MR VENUS - Lighting

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4 - Lighting and Sound                                                                    1959-1961                                                                                                       

TP Lighting Design - The 59 Theatre Company - BRAND - Sound - Jack Ritchie, Ornbo and Bryan - Projection - Abigail - The Barge

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5 - Refuge                                                                                       1961                                                                                                                         

The Isle of Coll

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6 - Blitz! to Broadway                                                                      1962-1963                                                                                                           

BLITZ! - Innovation - Tony Horder - To Broadway - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

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7 - Swinging Lighting                                                                      1960-1964                                                                                                    

The Lighting Design Team in the Swinging '60's - and in the Pub - Shakespeare Exhibition

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8 - Sounds Everywhere

David Collison, the World's First Sound Designer - Peter Hall, the RSC - PICKWICK - Las Vegas - Studio - 5,000 Sound Effects

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9 - Olivier Calls                                                                              1962-1965

Chichester - The Last Old Vic Season

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10 - Olivier Calls Again                                                                   1963-1965                                                    

The Call - West End Lighting - The National Theatre at Chichester and the Old Vic - Lighting control - Repertoire Rig

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11 - Into Production                                                                      1963-1966

Harold Prince - FUNNY THING - Fred - SHE LOVES ME - SCENT OF FLOWERS - TRAFALGAR to TWANG!

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12 - Early Consulting                                                                      1965-1970                                           

Gulbenkian Hull & Lisbon - Building the British Repertory Theatre - Q-File & Custom Mixers - Leatherhead - Richard Brett

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13 - Moscow and the National                                                      1965-1970

The Old Vic and Moscow - RP joins the Building Committee - Theatre 101- Theatre of the future - Lighting at the Old Vic - A National Theatre Emerges

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14 - A Complete Theatre Service                                                      1964-1967

GOLDEN BOY - The Team Grows - TP Everywhere - Trafalgar at Tussauds - THE STAGE "Complete Theatre Service" - Laurie Blackmore

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15 - Organizations                                                                           1961-1965                                             

"Adaptable Theatre" - ABTT and Theatre Planning - SBTLD - ALD 

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