This title describes the construction, painting and finishing of most of the scenic elements used in professional theatre. Supported by over 200 illustrations, the book covers the production process, setting up your own workshop or paint studio and constructing modern timber scenery. Finishing your work, including the use of timber mouldings, adhesives, paints and stains, interpreting and mixing colour and getting value for money through innovation and invention are also explored.
Tim Blaikie has been workshop manager at several drama schools including Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He now works internationally for major scenic constructions including the Royal Opera House. Emma Troubridge enjoyed many years as a scenic artist at the Royal Opera House. She is now Head of Scenic Art at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.