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Structural Design for the Stage

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Publisher Comments:

This book provides the theater technician with a foundation in structural design allowing an intuitive understanding of why sets "stand up". It introduces the basics of statics and the study of the strength of materials as they apply to typical scenery, with a minimum of theory and many examples. The material is presented such that only a basic knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry is required. This useful text is also invaluable to professionals as a permanent handbook complete with carefully selected reference tables, which are applicable to most theatrical situations.

Traditionally, theatrical design and carpentry are rooted in a craft-based tradition that places a high value on empirically tested techniques; in other words, if it was done that way for a show and nothing fell down, then that's the way it will be done.

Many scenic construction examples with a "how-to" approach

Material organized around one hour lessons with additional problems following each lesson and answers to the even numbered ones in an appendix

Three appendices with reference and design values for common shapes and sizes of lumber, plywood and steel used in theatrical applications

Synopsis:

Traditionally, theatrical design and carpentry are rooted in a craft-based tradition that places a high value on empirically tested techniques; in other words, if it was done that way for a show and nothing fell down, then that's the way it will be done. Many scenic construction examples with a "how-to" approach Material organized around one hour lessons with additional problems following each lesson and answers to the even numbered ones in an appendix Three appendices with reference and design values for common shapes and sizes of lumber, plywood and steel used in theatrical applications

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [411]-412) and index.

About the Author

Ben Sammler is currently the Chairman of the Department of Technical Design and Production for Yale School of Drama. He is the Production Supervisor for Yale Repertory Theatre and has over seen over 150 productions. Ben Sammler is also an experienced lighting designer and technical director with over 15 years of teaching experience, as well as the co-author of Structural Design for the Stage, 1999 (Focal Press), winner of the Golden Pen Award presented by USITT in 2000.

Chair of the Department of Technical Design and Production at the Yale School of Drama

Table of Contents

Introduction; Forces, Stressees and Strains; Stress Analysis for Beams, Geometric Properties; Sawn Lumber Beam Designs; Wood Column Analysis and Design; Combined Loading for Wood Members; Steel Beam Design; Steel Column Analysis and Design; Combined Loading for Steel members; Trusses and Cables; Plywood Design; Appendices; Works Cited.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240803548
Author:
Holden, Alys E.
Author:
Sammler, Bronislaw J.
Author:
Sammler, Ben
Author:
Sammler, Holden, Alys, Ben
Publisher:
Focal Press
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Theater - Stagecraft
Subject:
Theater - Direction & Production
Subject:
Structural design
Subject:
Theaters
Subject:
Theaters -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Theaters -- Designs and plans.
Subject:
Drama-Production General
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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"Synopsis" by , Traditionally, theatrical design and carpentry are rooted in a craft-based tradition that places a high value on empirically tested techniques; in other words, if it was done that way for a show and nothing fell down, then that's the way it will be done. Many scenic construction examples with a "how-to" approach Material organized around one hour lessons with additional problems following each lesson and answers to the even numbered ones in an appendix Three appendices with reference and design values for common shapes and sizes of lumber, plywood and steel used in theatrical applications
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