Sign by Design: The Semiotics of Lighting Design as Illustrated Through the Lighting of Tent Theatre, 1996
Date of Graduation
Master of Arts
Theatre and Dance
Theatre and Performance Studies
This study develops a series of semiotic principles of lighting design by surveying the field of theatre semiotics and extracting principles useful to lighting design. These principles are tested through the lighting design of Tent Theatre 1996. To illustrate better the semiotics of its lighting design, the author examines Tent Theatre as a semiotic, mechanical, and theatrical structure. He analyzes the production texts used in Tent 1996 for form and content, style, theme, storylines, and characterization. Finally, the author examines specific elements from the lighting design as the result of design semiology and the product of collaboration.
© Cristopher C. Dopher
Dopher, Cristopher C., "Sign by Design: The Semiotics of Lighting Design as Illustrated Through the Lighting of Tent Theatre, 1996" (1997). MSU Graduate Theses. 2497.