The National Theatre: A Place for Plays ABTT Symposium

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by Association of British Theatre Technicians

Paule Constable and Richard Pilbrow hosted a one-day Symposium on 30th October 2016 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the opening by Her Majest the Queen by Sir Denys Lasdun. The National Theatre: A Place for Plays, presented by the Association of British Theatre Technicians in association with the National Theatre, was about Theatre and Architecture: a discussion, a confrontation, a misunderstanding or a collaboration?

This book contains a transcription of the discourse, debate and dissent that took place on the day.

Paule Constable is a Lighting Designer and an Associate Director of the National Theatre. Recent work includes Angels in America and Follies (National Theatre), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and War Horse. She has received four Olivier awards, two Tony Awards, a Helpmann Award and many Critics Circle Awards both in the UK and the US. Her opera designs have been seen all over the world.

Richard Pilbrow is one of the world's leading theatre design consultants, a lighting designer, and an author. Richard helped co-found the organisation, has received its Technician of the Year Award (2000) and is an elected Fellow of the ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians).

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