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A BACKSTAGE STORY THAT CHANGED THE SHAPE, THE SOUND AND LIGHT OF THEATRE


A THEATRE PROJECT” By Richard Pilbrow

Triumph, Disaster, and Renewal that changed Stage Lighting, Sound and the Shape of Theatre

With David Collison  Foreword by Joseph Volpe

Paperback. 486 pages with over 500 illustrations

Published by PLASA Media, New York and London

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Winner of the USITT Golden Pen Award 2013

This new book by Richard Pilbrow tells the story of an upstart company that began on a shoe-string budget under the stage of Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, and went on to international success.

Theatre Projects shook up the world of British theatre, establishing the professions of lighting and sound design as well as theatre consulting, to become the world's leading theatre design firm. A THEATRE PROJECT takes the reader through the stage door, shares the thrills of producing in the West End, lights up Broadway, becomes part of the birth of the National Theatre with Sir Laurence Olivier, and travels the world as theatre designer.

Adventures and drama backstage—pioneering developments in lighting and sound—war stories on the road to Broadway and the West End—working with Harold Prince, Julie Andrews, Judy Dench and Paul Newman—discovering Topol—thrilling entrepreneurial success—over-expansion leads to disaster—a struggle for survival and renaissance—circling the globe designing theatres with architectural super-stars such as Frank Gehry—leading innovation that transforms the shape of theatre space. A THEATRE PROJECT is a spellbinding backstage adventure that will challenge, provoke, entertain, and inspire all who love the magical world of theatre.


Author

Richard Pilbrow is the founder of Theatre Projects. He is a lighting designer, theatre, film, and TV producer, theatre designer and author. He was a pioneer of stage lighting in Britain and theatre consultant to the National Theatre of Great Britain. His books Stage Lighting and Stage Lighting Design have been international texts since 1970. Richard lives in Ridgefield CT, USA.


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