Illustrated Theatre Production Guide

ISBN-10: 0240804937

ISBN-13: 9780240804934

Edition: 2002

Authors: John Holloway
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Description: This guide is a tool for for all those involved in constructing scenery, props, or a even a stage. It provides pointers on all types of projects ranging from how to build hanging doors and dummy knobs, to tips on sound deadening, to working with foam.

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List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Theatre Types
Development of the physical theatre
Properties of the Proscenium Theatre
Parts of the theatre
Lighting positions
Fire safety equipment
Theatrical Rigging
Theory and practice of the hemp system
Counterweight system
Running the show
Safety procedures
Ropes and Knot Tying
Types of lines
Commonly used knots
Draperies and Drops
Leg and border sets
Cyclorama
Scrim
Decorative curtains
Traveler tracks
Hanging/folding/storing
Drop construction
Electricity and Lighting Equipment
Electrical theory
AC
DC
Circuit protection
Power Formula
How dimmers operate
Instrument types
Cables and connectors
Trouble shooting
Hanging techniques
Focusing
Lamp types
Hardware
Fasteners
Hinges
Hanging hardware
Theatrical hardware
Shop Supplies
Adhesives
Tapes
Fabrics
Sandpaper
Wood, Lumber, and Other Building Materials
Trees
Wood
Lumber
Grain structure
Lumber sizes
Defects
Board foot
Plywood
Manufactured wood products
Plastics
Hand Tools
Measuring and marking
Wrenches
Metric vs. standard
Hammers
Clamps
Drills and bits
Sanders
Saws
Pneumatic tools
Saws and Woodworking
Types of joints
Saw blades
Table saw
Radial arm saw
Marking cut
Using angles
Miter saw
Bandsaw
Constructing Flats
Parts of a flat
Hardcover
Softcover
Sketching
Framing
Cut lists
Working with fractions
Constructing
Covering
Building Steps
Parts of steps
Design considerations
Structural problems
Construction
Alternate methods
Decking Methods
Stock platforms
Joining methods
Coffin locks
Making odd-shaped decks
Individual legs
Carriers
Raked decking
Soundproofing
Stress skin
Metal Frame Construction
Types of metal stock
Welding equipment
Cutting practices
Jigs
Carrier design
Full-Scale Patterns
Gridding
Squaring
Marking angles
Building Doors and Windows
Types of doors
Rough openings
Constructing a frame
Decorative trim
Altering and making doors
Installing hinges
Hanging doors
Installing locks
Working with Polystyrene Foam
Cutting
Gluing
Covering
Making a cornice
How Do You Make...
Lots of different theatre projects you can make
Index
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