A virtuoso in the field, Max Keller has set new standards of technical and artistic excellence. In this book he divulges his extensive knowledge of every aspect of stage lighting, from natural phenomena and the history of light in the theater, to Goethe and Runge's theories of color, to the fundamentals of optics and projection. 'Light fantastic' includes images from Keller's productions as well as completely updated information on optics, lamps, lanterns, projection and lighting consoles. In more than 600 stunning photographs and illustrations, the power of Keller's expertise shines through, making this a visually exciting and highly informative work for those involved in theatre technology. An accompanying DVD features Keller's lecture held at institutions worldwide.