Illustrated Theatre Production Guide / Edition 2

Illustrated Theatre Production Guide / Edition 2

by John Ramsey Holloway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240812042

ISBN-13: 2900240812044

Pub. Date: 02/15/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Illustrated Theatre Production Guide delivers a step-by-step approach to the most prevalent and established theatreproduction practices, focusing on essential issues related to the construction of wooden, fabric, plastic, and metal scenery used on the stage. A must-have resource for both the community theatre worker who must be a jack of all trades and the student

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Illustrated Theatre Production Guide delivers a step-by-step approach to the most prevalent and established theatreproduction practices, focusing on essential issues related to the construction of wooden, fabric, plastic, and metal scenery used on the stage. A must-have resource for both the community theatre worker who must be a jack of all trades and the student who needs to learn the fundamentals on his or her own, it covers the necessities in great detail, without bogging you down. Offering techniques and best-practice methods from an experienced industry expert, it will allow you to create a foundation on which to build a successful and resourceful career behind the scenes in theatre production.

This third edition has been completely restructured to more effectively lead you through the basics of stagecraft. Through detailed lessons and hundreds of drawings, author John Holloway offers you solutions to the problems that you’ll face every day in a production, from rigging to knot tying. New to this edition are guides to jobs in theatre, construction documentation, and video projection methods, with expanded information on Thrust Theatres, lighting, audio and video practices.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900240812044
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
424

Table of Contents

Section One – Working in a Theatre

1 Jobs in Theatre

2 Theatre Buildings

3 Thrust Theatres

4 Proscenium Theatres

5 Curtains and backdrops

6 Ropes and Knots

7 Theatre Rigging

8 Arena Rigging

Section Two – Things in a Scene Shop

9 Hand tools

10 Wooden Joinery

11 Wood and Lumber

12 Essential Theatre Supplies

Section Three – Building Scenery

13 Construction Documents

14 Flats

15 Stairs

16 Decking

17 Metal Working

Section Four – Stage Lighting

18 Electrical Theory

19 Power Distribution

20 Lighting Control

21 Photometrics

22 Hanging and Focusing

Section Five – Audio and Video

23 Audio Theory

24 Sound Reinforcement

25 Digital Audio Files

26 Video Projection

Appendix

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