Stage lighting is a vital part of the other design components - scenery, costume and make-up - which comprise the visual experience of the theatrical event. The lighting designer has access to powerful tools which can effect the dramatic interpretation and atmosphere of a live performance. This CD-ROM enables the user to learn what these powerful tools are and through sophisticated multimedia technology see and hear their effects. You can watch a video clip of a famous opera performance, observe through animation how different colour arrangements affect interpretation or construct your own lighting set up for a viryual 3-D stage. A demonstration of a lighting CAD programme allows the user to plan their designs and see the effects, or discover information by browsing the hundreds of topics the CD-ROM covers - from analysis of luminaires to dimmers and control, special effects or the history of stage lighting. At every stage a glossary is available containing over 1000 terms.