Scenography is becoming a universally used term in professional theatre practice and education, but what exactly is it? This volume is a very personal and direct response to this question by one of the world's leading scenographers. The result is a provocative re-evaluation of the traditional role and methods of theatre designers, pointing towards a more holistic approach to making theatre. Pamela Howard examines scenography from many different perspectives including: Space Text Research Colour and Composition Performers Spectators. Part polemic and part critical analysis, the text is enriched with anecdotes and case studies taken from Howard's career and extensive research into the subject. Illustrated with brilliant examples of Pamela Howard's own work, this book is a must for all visual theatremakers.