Susan Benson: Art, Design and Craft on Stage

by Patricia Flood.


Cover image: Susan Benson

Cover image: Susan Benson

A compelling exploration of the career of one of theater’s most outstanding theatrical designers.

This book is a detailed and lavishly illustrated look at the work and career of the renowned stage and costume designer Susan Benson, whose work has been seen on some of the world’s most influential stages but is most identified with the Stratford Festival. Featured throughout the book are gorgeous full-page photographs from both the live stage and the production process. Behind the scenes commentary reveals the challenges and exhilaration of mounting a large stage production while Benson’s working design sketches reveal the artistic process and the remarkable range of her talent.

See HERE for more details of Susan’s theatre work.


Patricia Flood is a theater, film and television designer. Her credits include set design for the films Ararat and Where the Truth Lies. She was Resident Designer for Theatre Calgary, spent many seasons at Ontario’s Blyth Festival and worked with Susan Benson as Assistant to the Head of Design at Stratford Festival. Flood has taught Design for the Theatre at Montreal’s Concordia University and is currently Associate Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.
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Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Firefly Books (April 15 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0228101778
ISBN-13: 978-0228101772