Illustrated Theatre Production Guide

Illustrated Theatre Production Guide

by John Holloway, John Ramsey Holloway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240804937

ISBN-13: 9780240804934

Pub. Date: 03/26/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Illustrated with 700-plus drawings, this text presents step-by-step instructions for common techniques of theater stagecraft. Coverage includes, for example, theatrical rigging, electrical theory, hand tools, construction of flats and stairs, polystyrene foam, and metal frame construction. Holloway, who teaches at the University of Kentucky, has built scenery for…  See more details below

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Illustrated with 700-plus drawings, this text presents step-by-step instructions for common techniques of theater stagecraft. Coverage includes, for example, theatrical rigging, electrical theory, hand tools, construction of flats and stairs, polystyrene foam, and metal frame construction. Holloway, who teaches at the University of Kentucky, has built scenery for over 100 plays. The volume does not contain bibliographical references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240804934
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/26/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introductionix
Chapter 1Theatre Types
Development of the physical theatre1
Chapter 2Properties of the Proscenium Theatre7
Parts of the theatre
Lighting positions
Fire safety equipment
Chapter 3Theatrical Rigging13
Theory and practice of the hemp system
Counterweight system
Running the show
Safety procedures
Chapter 4Ropes and Knot Tying25
Types of lines
Commonly used knots
Chapter 5Draperies and Drops31
Leg and border sets
Cyclorama
Scrim
Decorative curtains
Traveler tracks
Hanging/folding/storing
Drop construction
Chapter 6Electricity and Lighting Equipment45
Electrical theory
AC
DC
Circuit protection
Power Formula
How dimmers operate
Instrument types
Cables and connectors
Trouble shooting
Hanging techniques
Focusing
Lamp types
Chapter 7Hardware79
Fasteners
Hinges
Hanging hardware
Theatrical hardware
Chapter 8Shop Supplies97
Adhesives
Tapes
Fabrics
Sandpaper
Chapter 9Wood, Lumber, and Other Building Materials107
Trees
Wood
Lumber
Grain structure
Lumber sizes
Defects
Board foot
Plywood
Manufactured wood products
Plastics
Chapter 10Hand Tools117
Measuring and marking
Wrenches
Metric vs. standard
Hammers
Clamps
Drills and bits
Sanders
Saws
Pneumatic tools
Chapter 11Saws and Woodworking133
Types of joints
Saw blades
Table saw
Radial arm saw
Marking cut
Using angles
Miter saw
Bandsaw
Chapter 12Constructing Flats153
Parts of a flat
Hardcover
Softcover
Sketching
Framing
Cut lists
Working with fractions
Constructing
Covering
Chapter 13Building Steps183
Parts of steps
Design considerations
Structural problems
Construction
Alternate methods
Chapter 14Decking Methods197
Stock platforms
Joining methods
Coffin locks
Making odd-shaped decks
Individual legs
Carriers
Raked decking
Soundproofing
Stress skin
Chapter 15Metal Frame Construction221
Types of metal stock
Welding equipment
Cutting practices
Jigs
Carrier design
Chapter 16Full-Scale Patterns237
Gridding
Squaring
Marking angles
Chapter 17Building Doors and Windows243
Types of doors
Rough openings
Constructing a frame
Decorative trim
Altering and making doors
Installing hinges
Hanging doors
Installing locks
Chapter 18Working with Polystyrene Foam275
Cutting
Gluing
Covering
Making a cornice
Chapter 19How Do You Make...291
Lots of different theatre projects you can make
Index317

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