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The beginning of modern stage lighting design: Edward Gordon Craig and the May 1900 production of Dido and Aeneas

Palmer, SD (2012) The beginning of modern stage lighting design: Edward Gordon Craig and the May 1900 production of Dido and Aeneas. Focus, Februa. ISSN 1364-9299

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Abstract

The presentation of the ALD’s 50th Anniversary Medal to Jennifer Tipton could hardly have taken place in a more appropriate location in terms of the history of British lighting design. The Hampstead Conservatoire of Music – now the Embassy Theatre at the Central School of Speech and Drama was the location of Edward Gordon Craig’s first exploration and realisation of light in performance. The production of Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas in May 1900 marks the beginning of modern stage lighting design in Britain.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2012, Association of Lighting Directors. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Focus. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: lighting, scenography, theatre history
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications (Leeds) > Performance and Cultural Industries (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 09:47
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:41
Status: Published
Publisher: Association of Lighting Directors
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74746

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