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In this first publication in Entertainment Technology Press Design Series, John Offord describes the making of the production from the lighting designer’s viewpoint - taking the story through from the point where director Jürgen Flimm made his decision not to use scenery or sets and simply employ the expertise of Patrick Woodroffe.
In addition to technical information for this production, first performed in the Vienna State Opera House in December 2001, there is detailed background information on the venue itself, the story of the opera in an historical context and information on costumes, etc. Along with production pictures, there is an important section with numerous colour photographs by Ralph Larmann showing the various lighting scenes. Also included are post-show press reports and the biographies of those involved in bringing about a highly successful landmark production.
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John Offord commenced his career in publishing with theatre producer Charles Vance in 1971. He went solo in 1976 and in 1985 launched the highly successful magazine Lighting and Sound International. The establishment of this publication saw the beginning of a close involvement with PLASA (Professional Lighting and Sound Association), and when the Association took over the title in 1987 he continued as editor. In 1990 he also became the Associationís chief executive. After leaving PLASA he launched the news website Entertainment Technology News On Webin January 1999 - the first dedicated site of its kind. In August 1999 he formed Entertainment Technology Press in order to launch a major new series of 'print on demandí books for the industry using new print technology.
His published works include the British Theatre Directory (joint editor), British Alternative Theatre Directory, Entertainment & Arts Management (editor), Artistes and their Agents, etc. Works published by him include numerous titles in collaboration with the City University London (CityArts Series) covering the arts administration sector, the major legal work on the entertainment business Performance (Cotterell) and Curtains! Or a New Life for Old Theatres.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR009965663