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Title:
Stagecraft 1 : a complete guide to backstage work
Author:
Lord, William H.
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Edition:
Third edition, revised.
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : William H. Lord, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
162 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780960632077

9781566080620
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Book

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Nineteen chapters detailing all the fundamentals of backstage work--all the tools and the language which apply to any theatre operation. The book is loaded with photographs, illustrations and diagrams of the text material. The what, when and why of stagecraft. Selected for the Baker and Taylor Approval Program. Sample chapters: Stage Rigging and Curtains: Safety: Production Staff and Crews; Properties; Sound; Tools; Lumber and By-Products; Fasteners; Scenery Construction; Platforms, Parallels, Steps, Ramps; Palnting. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


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Twenty chapters detailing all of the fundamentals -- everything the aspiring stage technician needs to know to get started in backstage work! All sections highlighted with photographs, illustrations and diagrams. Major topics include: stage and rigging; production staff; properties; sound; lumber, tools and hardware; scenery construction; lighting instruments; control of light and colour; electricity and devices. The what, when and why of all backstage equipment and how to use it to maximum effect with safety, speed and efficiency.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 Theatres and Stagesp. 1
Parts of a Theatrep. 1
Forms of Theatresp. 1
Stage Terminologyp. 4
Chapter 2 Stage Rigging and Curtainsp. 9
Balancing Setsp. 9
Loading Platformp. 10
Gridironp. 10
Guide Systemsp. 11
Set of Linesp. 11
System Operationp. 13
Stage Curtainsp. 13
Line Schedulep. 14
Knotsp. 14
Auditorium Line Schedulep. 16
Chapter 3 Safetyp. 17
Fire Safetyp. 17
Fire Safety Devicesp. 17
Equipment / Material Safetyp. 19
Individual Safety--Shopp. 20
Individual Safety--Set-up / Strikep. 20
Material Safety Data Sheetsp. 20
Safety Informationp. 20
Fire Extinguisher Informationp. 22
Chapter 4 Production Staff and Crewsp. 23
Production Staffp. 23
Producerp. 23
Directorp. 23
Production Supervisorp. 25
Stage Managerp. 25
Actor-Related Crewsp. 25
Audience-Related Crewsp. 25
Business Managerp. 25
Scenic Designer / Technical Directorp. 26
Stage-Related Crewsp. 27
Properties and Soundp. 27
Scenery (Stage) Crewp. 27
Lighting Crewp. 27
Audiencep. 27
Production Staff Formsp. 29
Chapter 5 Propertiesp. 37
Determining Propsp. 37
Determining by Definitionp. 37
Determining by Purposesp. 37
Determining by Classificationsp. 38
Getting Propertiesp. 38
Visual Effectsp. 39
Maintaining Propsp. 40
Returningp. 41
Props Formsp. 42
Chapter 6 Soundp. 45
Purposep. 45
System Partsp. 45
Pick-Upp. 45
Controlp. 46
Reproducersp. 47
Wires, Cables and Connectorsp. 47
Sound System Usesp. 48
Sound Formp. 50
Chapter 7 Toolsp. 51
Category 1 Cutting/Shaping Toolsp. 51
Category 2 Boring Toolsp. 53
Category 3 Driving and Pulling Toolsp. 54
Category 4 Holding and Turning Toolsp. 56
Category 5 Measuring and Marking Toolsp. 58
Criteria for Common Toolsp. 61
Chapter 8 Lumber and By-Productsp. 63
Lumber Classificationsp. 63
Lumber Gradesp. 63
Lumber Sizingp. 64
Lumber Measurementsp. 64
Lumber By-Productsp. 64
Chapter 9 Fastenersp. 67
Nailsp. 67
Corner Fastenersp. 68
Screwsp. 68
Boltsp. 69
Additional Fastenersp. 69
Chapter 10 Scenery Constructionp. 71
Planningp. 71
Viewsp. 71
Flat Constructionp. 72
Corner Jointsp. 76
Running Jointsp. 77
Coveringp. 78
Chapter 11 Scenery Hardwarep. 81
Hinge Typesp. 81
Hinge Shapesp. 82
Joining Flatsp. 82
Scenery Hardwarep. 82
Chapter 12 Platforms, Parallels, Steps, Rampsp. 87
Platformsp. 87
Wagonsp. 87
Parallelsp. 87
Stairs and Stepsp. 88
Rampsp. 89
Chapter 13 Paintingp. 91
Parts of Paintp. 91
Paint Applicationp. 93
Coats of Paintp. 93
Paint Texturesp. 94
Paint Formp. 97
Chapter 14 Light Sourcesp. 99
Lamp Basesp. 99
Base Sizesp. 99
Base Shapesp. 99
Lamp Filamentsp. 100
Lamp Bulbsp. 101
Lamp Order Codesp. 101
Other Light Sourcesp. 102
Tree of Lightp. 104
Chapter 15 Control of Lightp. 105
Absorptionp. 105
Reflectionp. 105
Reflector Finishesp. 105
Reflector Shapesp. 106
Refractionp. 107
Lens Shapesp. 107
Chapter 16 Lighting Instrumentsp. 109
Spotlightsp. 109
Floodlightsp. 111
Beam Characteristicsp. 112
Instrument Locationp. 113
Follow Spotsp. 114
Moving Lightsp. 115
Lighting Formp. 117
Chapter 17 Electricity and Devicesp. 119
Definition of Electricityp. 119
Measurements of Electricityp. 119
Types of Electrical Currentp. 120
Control of Electrical Movementp. 120
Wire and Cablep. 120
Electrical Connectorsp. 122
Connector Typesp. 123
Switch Typesp. 124
Switch Functionsp. 124
Circuit Protectionp. 124
Fusesp. 125
Circuit Breakersp. 125
Chapter 18 Dimming and Distributionp. 127
Control Systemsp. 127
Types of Dimmersp. 128
Cross Connectp. 129
Distributionp. 130
Dictionary of Memory System Termsp. 133
Chapter 19 Color and Lightp. 135
Color Terminologyp. 135
Color Mixingp. 136
Color Mediap. 138
Color Formp. 140
Chapter 20 Planning Lightingp. 141
Functions--Why Lighting?p. 141
Classifications--How to Lightp. 142
Planning Formsp. 145
Lighting Formsp. 147
Appendixp. 149
Indexp. 149
Bibliographyp. 155
Books (B)p. 155
Periodicals (P)p. 157
Special Publications (S)p. 158
Manufacturers (M)p. 159
About the Authorp. 162
Introduction
Chapter 1 Theatres and Stagesp. 1
Parts of a Theatrep. 1
Forms of Theatresp. 1
Stage Terminologyp. 4
Chapter 2 Stage Rigging and Curtainsp. 9
Balancing Setsp. 9
Loading Platformp. 10
Gridironp. 10
Guide Systemsp. 11
Set of Linesp. 11
System Operationp. 13
Stage Curtainsp. 13
Line Schedulep. 14
Knotsp. 14
Auditorium Line Schedulep. 16
Chapter 3 Safetyp. 17
Fire Safetyp. 17
Fire Safety Devicesp. 17
Equipment / Material Safetyp. 19
Individual Safety--Shopp. 20
Individual Safety--Set-up / Strikep. 20
Material Safety Data Sheetsp. 20
Safety Informationp. 20
Fire Extinguisher Informationp. 22
Chapter 4 Production Staff and Crewsp. 23
Production Staffp. 23
Producerp. 23
Directorp. 23
Production Supervisorp. 25
Stage Managerp. 25
Actor-Related Crewsp. 25
Audience-Related Crewsp. 25
Business Managerp. 25
Scenic Designer / Technical Directorp. 26
Stage-Related Crewsp. 27
Properties and Soundp. 27
Scenery (Stage) Crewp. 27
Lighting Crewp. 27
Audiencep. 27
Production Staff Formsp. 29
Chapter 5 Propertiesp. 37
Determining Propsp. 37
Determining by Definitionp. 37
Determining by Purposesp. 37
Determining by Classificationsp. 38
Getting Propertiesp. 38
Visual Effectsp. 39
Maintaining Propsp. 40
Returningp. 41
Props Formsp. 42
Chapter 6 Soundp. 45
Purposep. 45
System Partsp. 45
Pick-Upp. 45
Controlp. 46
Reproducersp. 47
Wires, Cables and Connectorsp. 47
Sound System Usesp. 48
Sound Formp. 50
Chapter 7 Toolsp. 51
Category 1 Cutting/Shaping Toolsp. 51
Category 2 Boring Toolsp. 53
Category 3 Driving and Pulling Toolsp. 54
Category 4 Holding and Turning Toolsp. 56
Category 5 Measuring and Marking Toolsp. 58
Criteria for Common Toolsp. 61
Chapter 8 Lumber and By-Productsp. 63
Lumber Classificationsp. 63
Lumber Gradesp. 63
Lumber Sizingp. 64
Lumber Measurementsp. 64
Lumber By-Productsp. 64
Chapter 9 Fastenersp. 67
Nailsp. 67
Corner Fastenersp. 68
Screwsp. 68
Boltsp. 69
Additional Fastenersp. 69
Chapter 10 Scenery Constructionp. 71
Planningp. 71
Viewsp. 71
Flat Constructionp. 72
Corner Jointsp. 76
Running Jointsp. 77
Coveringp. 78
Chapter 11 Scenery Hardwarep. 81
Hinge Typesp. 81
Hinge Shapesp. 82
Joining Flatsp. 82
Scenery Hardwarep. 82
Chapter 12 Platforms, Parallels, Steps, Rampsp. 87
Platformsp. 87
Wagonsp. 87
Parallelsp. 87
Stairs and Stepsp. 88
Rampsp. 89
Chapter 13 Paintingp. 91
Parts of Paintp. 91
Paint Applicationp. 93
Coats of Paintp. 93
Paint Texturesp. 94
Paint Formp. 97
Chapter 14 Light Sourcesp. 99
Lamp Basesp. 99
Base Sizesp. 99
Base Shapesp. 99
Lamp Filamentsp. 100
Lamp Bulbsp. 101
Lamp Order Codesp. 101
Other Light Sourcesp. 102
Tree of Lightp. 104
Chapter 15 Control of Lightp. 105
Absorptionp. 105
Reflectionp. 105
Reflector Finishesp. 105
Reflector Shapesp. 106
Refractionp. 107
Lens Shapesp. 107
Chapter 16 Lighting Instrumentsp. 109
Spotlightsp. 109
Floodlightsp. 111
Beam Characteristicsp. 112
Instrument Locationp. 113
Follow Spotsp. 114
Moving Lightsp. 115
Lighting Formp. 117
Chapter 17 Electricity and Devicesp. 119
Definition of Electricityp. 119
Measurements of Electricityp. 119
Types of Electrical Currentp. 120
Control of Electrical Movementp. 120
Wire and Cablep. 120
Electrical Connectorsp. 122
Connector Typesp. 123
Switch Typesp. 124
Switch Functionsp. 124
Circuit Protectionp. 124
Fusesp. 125
Circuit Breakersp. 125
Chapter 18 Dimming and Distributionp. 127
Control Systemsp. 127
Types of Dimmersp. 128
Cross Connectp. 129
Distributionp. 130
Dictionary of Memory System Termsp. 133
Chapter 19 Color and Lightp. 135
Color Terminologyp. 135
Color Mixingp. 136
Color Mediap. 138
Color Formp. 140
Chapter 20 Planning Lightingp. 141
Functions--Why Lighting?p. 141
Classifications--How to Lightp. 142
Planning Formsp. 145
Lighting Formsp. 147
Appendixp. 149
Indexp. 149
Bibliographyp. 155
Books (B)p. 155
Periodicals (P)p. 157
Special Publications (S)p. 158
Manufacturers (M)p. 159
About the Authorp. 162