Set to help new generations to be aware of where the art and science of theatre lighting is coming from – and stimulate a nostalgia trip for those who lived through the period Francis Reid covers the ‘revolution’ from the fifties through to the present day. Although this is a highly personal account of the development of lighting design and technology and he admits that there are ‘gaps’, you’d be hard put to find anything of significance missing.
There aren’t many history books in stage lighting. However, lighting has undergone huge changes in many areas, from fixtures to dimmers via control desks. So it is perhaps a good time to reflect on what we had to deal with in the not-too distant past. Reid certainly has many memories to enjoy, and will make newcomers realise how lucky modern equipment makes them!
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