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Goodman Theatre on City Science

Have you ever thought about how math and science apply to the arts? If you’ve never thought a theatre person needs to have a knowledge of advanced math and physics, think again! Below are the three parts of an episode of City Science featuring Goodman Theatre artists. In this episode, City Science’s Professor Mike Davis explores how light is used in theatre through lighting, costume and scenic design. This episode goes behind the scenes to focus specifically on the science of the Goodman’s A Christmas Carol.  The artists and staff involved with the production provide explanations and hands-on demonstrations. As you watch, be sure to pay attention to how all the different elements of theatre are linked through science and design. Enjoy!

City Science – Science of Theater

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Part 2:

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Part 3:

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