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Practical magic: A new title explores the intricacies of theatrical lighting

In Jennifer Tipton's foreword to A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting by Steven Louis Shelley she states that this is "the book that we in the theatrical lighting world have been waiting for." She is half right--it is certainly one of the books we have been waiting for. (I am still waiting for her to write the other one--Wrinkles in the Sky is long overdue.) I must state here at the beginning that A Practical Guide is indeed wonderful, and anyone considering--or already deeply involved in-

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