Following Up – Revisiting “Falling For Eve” from Stan Schwartz

Not long ago, I wrote a post here, offering my thoughts on the remarkable lighting and set design by, respectively, Herrick Goldman and Beowulf Boritt.  Within a week or two of its appearance, David Barbour reviewed the same show in the magazine he edits “Lighting & Sound America”.  The contrast between our articles is worth…

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Women in Stage Entertainment Have Gotten WiSE

In June 2009 Paule Constable, a lighting designer at the absolute top of her profession, a three-time Olivier Award winner and in demand all over the world, organized a conference with Rachel Nicolson at Rose Bruford Collegein the UK. The purpose of the conference was to identify, examine and address some of the problems that…

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Falling For Eve, a review from Stan Schwartz

Most college-level teachers of theatrical lighting design will tell their students that, in most productions, one should not draw attention to the lighting.  That is, the lighting scheme should support the script or highlight the actors.  The colors, intensity, and placement of the lights shouldn’t, in conventional wisdom, be the show. It isn’t always true…

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