It is comprised of many disciplines, typically divided into five main sections:
- Scenery which includes set construction, scenic painting and special effects)
- Lighting design
- Sound design which can include musical underscoring as well as theatrical sound effects
- Costume design including costume construction and makeup
- Production, comprised of stage management, production management, house management and company management.
The majority of stagecraft is practiced in an environment somewhat between those two extremes, with a dedicated crew of people of the various disciplines working together with the actors and directorss to pull together a successful production.
See also: Technical theatre