The Design of Modern Theatre
Adolphe Appia's InnovationsStreaming Video - 2005
This program explores Appia's innovations: replacing the flat painted scenery and declamatory style of the 19th century with plastic environments for three-dimensional actors and actresses, using mobile lighting, and counterpointing visuals with music. His designs for Ibsen and Shaw productions link 20th-century theater to the freedoms of ancient Greek drama and mark Appia as the father of modern theatrical design.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1991
Alternative Title: Adolphe Appia's innovations