Everything you always wanted to know about theatrical stage lighting but were afraid to ask All the basics are here in this comprehensive text for students of all ages. All of the latest lighting instruments and technical information is described in easy-to-understand and well-defined terms. The fundamentals of manipulating the key (source) light and shadow, intensity and balance, changing focus and mood and more are explained in detail with illustrations. The creative process of expressing emotion, pace and intent, as well as following cues, plots and schedules are also covered along with the production process of working with directors in rehearsal and performance. A valuable resource for anyone working with theatrical productions. Five parts: Tools and Terminology, Manipulating Light, The Lightning Process, The Creative Process, The Production Process.