An art. A design. An Emotion. How stage lighting equipment can impact a theatre production

| July 13, 2017

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Whether for a professional or amateur production, the quality of the stage lighting equipment and how it is used can have a huge impact on a theatre performance. Theatre lighting can have the ability to evoke emotions in an audience, using clever techniques to draw a crowd in, arouse suspense or intimate fear. Stage lighting is an art in itself which adds as much to a production as the set design and costumes. It should provide context, emotion and subtext to a true theatre performance.

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