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"One afternoon I wandered into Samuel French's, the famous theatre bookshop on Southampton Row in Covent Garden. And life changed.


A slim brown volume caught my eye. Theatrical Lighting Practice by Joel Rubin and Lee Watson. I opened it to a double page spread of...a lighting plot! Peggy Clark's WONDERFUL TOWN. The revelation to me was that all the lights were drawn to scale - little silhouettes of the real thing. I was entranced and began to read. In America there was an established profession called stage lighting designer. Names such as Abe Feder and Jean Rosenthal and Stanley McCandless were mentioned. I had to sit down. It was quite a discovery."

This is a quote from pages 31 and 32 of Richard Pilbrow's book A Theatre Project published in 2011.