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    The Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac Of Technical Information The Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information by Paul Carter with illustrations by George Chiang

Book Description

Any serious theatre technician or designer MUST have this book! Buy TWO and keep one in your home library and the other in your workbox or tool bag. It holds a wealth of information with clear illustrations and a touch of humour. In this book you will find information on Tools, Hardware, Materials, Electrics, Shop Math, Architecture, Theatre, and More. There are helpful conversion tables as well as a useful Bibliography. Trust me, if you don't already own this book, you will wonder how you got along without it!

Pocket Ref Pocket Ref by Thomas J. Glover (Author)

Book Description

Information for do-it-yourselfers, engineers, craftsmen, students, teachers, managers, maintenance and industrial personnel, and travelers. The ultimate problem solver, and the perfect gift for the person who has everything, and it fits in your shirt pocket!

All the reference information anyone needs on virtually any subject is right at your fingertips in this handy pocket-sized guide! Its tables, charts, drawings, lists, and formulas will be especially useful for contractors, students, travelers, electronics hobbyists, craftspeople, and engineers and technicians in virtually every field.


    The Technical Brief Collection, Volume 1 Technical Design Solutions for Theatre: The Technical Brief Collection, Volume 1 by John Robert Hood (Foreword), Bronislaw J. Sammler (Author), Donald Harvey (Author)

Book Description

A Great reference of tips and solutions to unique technical challenges in theatre production. Solutions are provided by contributors from over twenty different drama programs. Ten years of The Technical Brief articles bound in one complete volume.

The Technical Brief is a collection of single-focus articles on technical production solutions, published three times a year by the prestigious Yale School of Drama. The primary objective of the publication is to share creative solutions to technical problems so that fellow theatre technicians can avoid having to reinvent the wheel with each new challenge. The range of topics includes scenery, props, painting, electrics, sound, and costumes. The articles each describe an approach, device, or technique that has been tested on stage or in a shop by students and professionals.

Some articles included are: Growing Flowers on Stage; Break-Away Glass; Photo-Murals for the Stage; Quiet Wire-Rope Curtain Track; Free Standing Curved Stairs; A Measured Approach to Kerfing; A Low-Voltage Remote Controller for Special Effects; Toggle-Clamp Locks; Comparing Four Plastics as Scenery Glides; Low Pressure Air Casters; A Simple Lift Jack; Using a Piano to Create a Reverberation Effect; Horn-Hat Mics for Sound Reinforcement.


    The Technical Brief Collection Volume 2 Technical Design Solutions for Theatre: The Technical Brief Collection, Volume 2 by Bronislaw J. Sammler (Editor), Donald Harvey (Editor)

Book Description

A Great reference of tips and solutions to unique technical challenges in theatre production. Many solutions are provided by contributors from over twenty different drama programs. This book is comprised of ten years of The Technical Brief articles bound in one complete volume.

The Technical Brief is a collection of single-focus articles on technical production solutions, published three times a year by the prestigious Yale School of Drama. The primary objective of the publication is to share creative solutions to technical problems so that fellow theatre technicians can avoid having to reinvent the wheel with each new challenge. The range of topics includes scenery, props, painting, electrics, sound and costumes. The articles each describe an approach, device, or technique that has been tested on stage or in a shop by students and professionals.

Some articles included are: Building Authentic Elizabethan Ruffs; Simple and Inexpensive Stained Glass; A Quick-Load Floor Pulley Design; A Simple Approach to Stretching Drops; Flexi-Pitch Escape Stairs; Spot-Welding Scrim with Sobo; Handrail Armatures for a Grand Staircase; The Triscuit-Studwall Deck System; A Frameless Turntable; Stand on Stage: Minimum Weight, Maximum Effect; A Self-Paging Cable Tray; Roller Chain Turntable Drives; A Bench-Built XLR Cable Tester.

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