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Technical Aspects of Theatre : Stagecraft
Stagecraft is a generic term referring to the technical aspects of theatrical production.
It includes, but is not limited to, constructing and rigging scenery, hanging and focusing of lighting, design and procurement of costumes, makeup, procurement of props
and recording and mixing of sound.
Stagecraft is considered a technical rather than an artistic field.
In its most basic form, stagecraft is managed by a single person, often the stage manager of a smaller production.
At a more professional level, stagecraft is managed by hundreds of skilled carpenters, painters, electricians, stagehands, stitchers, wigmakers, and the like.
This modern form of stagecraft is highly technical and specialized: it comprises many sub-disciplines and a vast trove of history and tradition.
The first document of stagecraft was medieval drama dating back to 1452 and carried on for four more years.
The next known major act of stagecraft was in England where they performed renaissance drama from 1576-1642.