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The National Theatre is dedicated to the constant revitalisation of the great traditions of the British stage. In its three theatres on the South Bank in London, it presents an eclectic mix of new plays and classics from the world repertoire, which reflect the diversity of the nation's culture.
Wannabe directors and thespians will love this fantastic box set filled with everything they need to put on a show. Expert tips and tricks for staging, costume, make-up and props, right the way though to sound and lighting will have them creating their own hit shows before long. Mixed together with lots of inspiration they'll have everything they need to create, direct and act in their own play. There is even a programme and tickets to colour in to advertise the big event. A brilliant gift for anyone who loves drama and storytelling. ~ Shelley Fallows - You can also find Shelley here.
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Year 2015 - November 2015 Book of the Month Bravo for this brilliant and inspiring book! It takes lots of different people with lots of different skills to put on a play, and in this book the team at the National Theatre explain just how it’s done: from script to opening night, taking in rehearsals, set making, make-up, lighting, sound and music, and more, they explain how their different roles and the work they do combine to create a magical theatrical experience. There’s a huge amount of information packed in, with quotes and comments from the professionals involved, technical information, stats and facts, and tips for you to try at home. By the end readers will have a really good understanding of theatre and no doubt a burning desire to see more shows and to put on plays themselves. ~ Andrea Reece Also chosen by Andrea Reece as one of her Top Picks of 2015.
The National Theatre's Costume department is one of the theatre's largest departments. Their skilled practitioners work in a number of areas including tailoring, dyeing, costume props, costume production and maintenance to produce over 10,000 costume elements every year, transforming a designer's vision for a production into vibrant reality. Costume at the National Theatre is a lavish large-format photographic book featuring the extraordinary work of the Costume department, accompanying the National Theatre's showcase Costume exhibition from October 2019 to June 2020.
Be the star of the show with these fun stage make-up looks from the National Theatre. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions to transform yourself into twelve dramatic characters, including a phoenix, zombie, pirate and rock star. Created by the experts at the National Theatre, the book is full of original top tips and tricks, such as the techniques for scars, bruises and wrinkles. With clear photographs throughout, the looks are all easy to create using face paints, and will make you the star of any show.
The National Theatre Yearbook 2017/18 is a richly illustrated companion to the theatre, its history, repertory, actors and staff. Includes: Beginning; Network; Barber Shop Chronicles; Pinocchio; Amadeus; John; The Winter's Tale; Macbeth; The Great Wave; Absolute Hell; Nine Night; Translations; Julie; An Octoroon; NT Connections; The Lehman Trilogy; New Views; Exit the King; Home, I'm Darling; Riverstage; Pericles and Antony and Cleopatra.
Described by Benedict Cumberbatch as a brilliant introduction to theatre , this fascinating book by the National Theatre shows how plays like War Horse and many others are made. Described by Benedict Cumberbatch as a brilliant introduction to theatre , this fascinating book by the National Theatre shows how plays like War Horse and many others are made. The book is packed with interviews with famous directors and actors, like Lenny Henry, Meera Syal, Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw, and productions like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and One Man, Two Guvnors. Hear from experts at the world-famous National Theatre about every aspect of stagecraft, including prop-making, set building and lighting design, and discover, from first idea to final curtain, how plays are made.