This reference provides a complete and concise record of the life and work of Oliver Smith, one of the foremost set designers of modern American theater. Narrative sections of the volume discuss Smith's career and life. Additional chapters document and analyze Smith's scegraphy from 1941 to the present, with special emphasis on exemplary productions and on his role in the development of American scene design. Chapters on ballet, musicals, plays, operas, and movie musicals contain entries for particular productions. Each entry explores the significance of a particular production. An appendix lists productions in chrological order and provides entry numbers to assist the reader in locating information in the book. An antated bibliography of works by and about Smith provides additional information, and an index provides a means of accessing topics alphabetically. This bio-bibliography is a complete and concise record of the life and work of Oliver Smith, one of the foremost set designers of modern American theater.
TOM MIKOTOWICZ is Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Maine at Orono, where he teaches directing and performance theory. He is New England in Review editor for the New England Theatre Journal, and his articles have appeared in Theatre Topics, Puppetry Journal, and Theatre Design & Technology. Dr. Mikotowicz is the author of Theatrical Designers: An International Biographical Dictionary (Greenwood Press, 1992).