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Author Hays, David, 1930- author.

Title Setting the stage : what we do, how we do it, and why / David Hays.

Publication Info. Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2017]


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Description 190 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Driftless Connecticut series
Driftless Connecticut series.
Note Includes index.
Contents Read This -- Starting Out -- Long Day's Journey into O'Neill -- Getting the Idea -- London, the Glorious City -- Yale and Green Mansions -- Boston Again, and Tanglewood -- Painting Lessons from a Virtuoso -- New York -- Broadway Briefly -- The Exploding Chicken -- Sir Tyrone -- The Light That Failed -- "Gadg" and Getting Fired -- Designing for Garson Kanin, and What It's All About -- The Pipe in the Drawer -- Maureen and More -- Good Things and Not-So-Good Things -- Hughie, and Strange Behavior -- Two Designers and Survival -- One Night Only -- Repertory, Classics, a Falling Out -- Too Much Control -- Musical Disaster and Success -- More Musicals and a Fantastic Preview -- We Knew Famous People -- Concrete at Last -- Opera Tales -- My Sad Ending with Josť -- Conceiving a Production -- Violetta and the Parade -- First Steps into Another World -- More Ballet -- The Grand Kabuki -- Japan Again -- Turntables and Puppets -- Mr. B. -- Finale -- Encore.
Summary "David Hays, elected to the Theater Hall of Fame in 2014, created an exciting and successful career designing scenery and lighting for plays and musicals on Broadway, in London, and in Japan. Told with passion and wit, this book takes readers behind the scenes of the theater world to show how a stage designer collaborates with directors and producers to create great works of theater and dance. A designer who collaborated with the great directors of his time--Arthur Penn, Garson Kanin, Tyrone Guthrie, Elia Kazan, Jose Quintero, and Joe Layton--shares anecdotes that integrate technical insight with life lessons. He designed sets for the Metropolitan Opera, for Lincoln Center, for Martha Graham, and thirty ballets for George Balanchine. This colorful account of theater life is for scholars, practitioners, and theatregoers interested in how it all works."--Publisher's description.
Subject Hays, David, 1930- -- Anecdotes.
Hays, David, 1930- (OCoLC)fst00251693
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery.
Set designers -- United States -- Biography.
Set designers. (OCoLC)fst01113580
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery. (OCoLC)fst01149404
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9780819577214 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0819577219 (hardcover alkaline paper)
Standard No. 99975777909

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