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This new and fully updated edition of the Illustrated Theatre Production Guide takes a step-by-step approach to the most common and popular theatre production practices, covering important issues related to the construction of wooden, fabric, plastic, and metal scenery used on the stage. This book examines theatres and their equipment, tools and materials, and scenery construction, as well as the principles of electricity and implementation of a lighting design. New additions include:

* Hundreds of unique hand-drawings that illustrate lessons, giving detailed, dimensional instruction * New chapters on stage management and electrical theory as it relates specifically to stage lighting * Completely revamped chapters on metal frame construction and the practice of entertainment lighting covering DMX signals, dimmer mechanics, power distribution, digital lighting * Eco-friendly tips on how to reuse and recycle props and set material * Multiple do-it-yourself projects and practice problems *Companion website with a solutions manual and how-to videos that give an exclusive visual on crucial backstage tasks such as properly tying knots, building a chandelier, and constructing an outdoor stage

Illustrated Theatre Production Guide, Second Edition offers techniques and best-practice methods from an experienced industry expert, creating a foundation on which to build a successful and resourceful career behind the scenes in theatre production.

* NEW! Accompanying Website with how-to videos give an exclusive visual on how to do crucial backstage tasks such as properly tying knots, building a chandelier, and constructing an outdoor stage.

* Hundreds of unique hand-drawings illustrate lessons to give dimensional detailed instruction

* Greatly exapanded metal frame construction chapter, tons of new projects, and a brand new chapter on stage management to give you a more complete reference guide.

Synopsis:

Completely expanded and remodeled new edition of this unique look theatrical scenery construction

Synopsis:

This invaluable guide takes a step-by-step approach to the most common and popular theatre production practices and covers important issues related to the construction of wooden, fabric, plastic, and metal scenery used on the stage.

This new edition uniquely shows the reader how to build scenery through detailed lessons and hundreds of drawings. The hundreds of illustrations make this book like no other and offers solutions to problems that all those involved in a production face everyday...from rigging and knot tying to drapery folding and the most detailed information on metal framing available. Written for the community theatre worker who has to be a jack of all trades, or the student who needs to learn the fundamentals on his or her own, John Holloway teaches in a way that covers the necessities in great detail but doesn't bog you down.A must have for the theatre professional as a guide to refer back to over and over again.

* NEW Accompanying Website with how-to videos give an exclusive visual on how to do crucial backstage tasks such as properly tying knots, building a chandelier, and constructing an outdoor stage.

* Hundreds of unique hand-drawings illustrate lessons to give dimensional detailed instruction

* Greatly exapanded metal frame construction chapter, tons of new projects, and a brand new chapter on stage management to give you a more complete reference guide.

About the Author

John Holloway is a Full Professor in the Theatre Department of the University of Kentucky where he has taught for 27 years. Professor Holloway is an ongoing freelancer involved in designing, engineering, and constructing stage scenery for television and theatre. He worked as stage mechanic and Technical Director for over 30 years, and has built scenery for over 200 plays, television shows, commercials, operas, and trade shows. Professor Holloway is a longstanding member of the professional stagehand’s union, IATSE and served as the president of Local 346 for many years. He toured with the national touring companies of Grand Hotel (Tony Award winner, 1989), The Will Rogers Follies, and Camelot.

Full Professor and Technical Director for the Theatre Department at the University of Kentucky

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Chapter 1 Theatre Types

Chapter 2 Properties of the Proscenium Theatre

Chapter 3 Rigging

Chapter 4 Ropes and Knot Tying

Chapter 5 Soft Goods

Chapter 6 Electricity

Chapter 7 Power Distribution

Chapter 8 Dimmers and Lighting Control

Chapter 9 Photometrics and Hanging the Lights

Chapter 10 Operating a Followspot

Chapter 11 Sound

Chapter 12 Computer Programs for Theatre

Chapter 13 Stage Management

Chapter 14 Hardware, Fabrics, Adhesives, and other Theatrical Supplies

Chapter 15 Wood, Lumber, and other Building Materials

Chapter 16 Hand Tools

Chapter 17 Saws and Woodworking

Chapter 18 Constructing Flats

Chapter 19 Building Stair Units

Chapter 20 Decking Methods

Chapter 21 Metal Frame Construction

Chapter 22 Full Scale Patterns

Chapter 23 Doors and Windows

Chapter 24 Working with Foam

Chapter 25 How Do You Make…

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240812045
Author:
Holloway, John
Publisher:
Focal Press
Subject:
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery.
Subject:
Stage management
Subject:
Theater - Direction & Production
Subject:
Theater - Stagecraft
Subject:
Drama-Directing and Production
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
10.875 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Completely expanded and remodeled new edition of this unique look theatrical scenery construction
"Synopsis" by , This invaluable guide takes a step-by-step approach to the most common and popular theatre production practices and covers important issues related to the construction of wooden, fabric, plastic, and metal scenery used on the stage.

This new edition uniquely shows the reader how to build scenery through detailed lessons and hundreds of drawings. The hundreds of illustrations make this book like no other and offers solutions to problems that all those involved in a production face everyday...from rigging and knot tying to drapery folding and the most detailed information on metal framing available. Written for the community theatre worker who has to be a jack of all trades, or the student who needs to learn the fundamentals on his or her own, John Holloway teaches in a way that covers the necessities in great detail but doesn't bog you down.A must have for the theatre professional as a guide to refer back to over and over again.

* NEW Accompanying Website with how-to videos give an exclusive visual on how to do crucial backstage tasks such as properly tying knots, building a chandelier, and constructing an outdoor stage.

* Hundreds of unique hand-drawings illustrate lessons to give dimensional detailed instruction

* Greatly exapanded metal frame construction chapter, tons of new projects, and a brand new chapter on stage management to give you a more complete reference guide.

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