Pamela Howard’s What is Scenography? has become a classic text in contemporary theatre design and performance practice. In this second edition, the author expands on her holistic analysis of scenography as comprising space, text, research, art, performers, directors and spectators, to examine the changing nature of scenography in the twenty-first century. The book includes:
- case studies and anecdotes from Howard’s own celebrated career
- illustrations of her own recent work, in full colour throughout
- an updated ‘world view’ of scenography, with definitions from the world’s most famous and influential scenographers
A direct and personal response to the question of how to define scenography by one of the world’s leading practitioners, What is Scenography? continues to shape the work of visual theatremakers throughout the world.
Pamela Howard is a practising scenographer and theatre director, specializing in music theatre and music events. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) and a frequent guest at universities and colleges all over the world. In 2008 she was awarded the OBE for services to drama. She is an Emeritus member of the OISTAT Education Commission, and original creator of SCENOFEST – the International Festival of Scenography, now part of the Prague Quadriennal.