Stage Lighting Design

Neil Fraser
Stage Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to the creation of lighting for performance, tracing the evolution of lighting design from ancient drama to contemporary theatre. Neil Fraser covers everything that today's designers will need to know, from the simple nuts and bolts of equipment, through to the complexity of a full lighting rig, including all aspects of the stage electrician and lighter designer's roles. This revised second edition includes new material on historical development, intelligent control systems and the latest advances in LED fixtures and luminaires. Each chapter includes key exercises, now totalling 100, that enable the reader to practise their skills on a wide variety of lighting challenges. The work of current designers is showcased and analysed, with examples from complete and detailed lighting designs.
Stage Lighting Design by Neil Fraser

About the author

Neil Fraser is an experienced lighting designer and one of the world's foremost teachers of technical theatre in leading theatre schools across the globe. He brings to his teaching over thirty years' experience of lighting professional productions for theatres worldwide, including major productions in London and New York. After seventeen years as Head of Lighting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he was appointed to his current position as RADA's Director of Technical Training.

Press Reviews

A firm foundtion for the beginning designer to understand the true purpose of lighting design...and a useful addition to undergraduate theatre collections.

- Choice

A really practical manual for vocational beginners.

- International Theatre Institute

Very well organized, taking the student from seeing lighting for the first time to understanding units, colour, movement and mood.

- Dramatics