Highlights from the Focus archive

  • "It’s hard to chart this progress scientifically, in part because every show is different and so making a direct comparison from one rig to the next is problematic. This particularly the case when trying to make a true comparison between the power actually used by a “traditional” rig and by an “LED” rig."
  • "The use of lighting in the theatre as “scenery” is an important development. Theatrical lighting was originally used functionally to illuminate the surfaces and structures before which the piece was acted or danced, and of course the performers themselves."
  • "At the beginning of the 21st century burgeoning technological developments have deeply affected our creative role in the theatre. Where do we stand now that we are, on most occasions, equal partners in the creative team?"