Using nails and wood, fabric and paint, hardware and rigging, you create an illusion. You build the make-believe world of the play.
Now you have a scene-shop manual to help you. In The Stagecraft Handbook, Daniel A. Ionazzi, director of production for the UCLA Department of Theater, offers trap-room-to-grid guidance. Clearly written, heavily illustrated, this book covers every aspect of scenery construction.
Turn here and learn about:
- the four primary stage configurationsproscenium, thrust, arena and environmental
- flying scenery and moving floors
- organizing the scene shop to make good scenery quickly and inexpensively
- shop tools and safety
- scaled drawings, models and other communications tools you'll use to translate the designer's vision into a set
- materials commonly used in building scenery
- construction techniques for flats, platforms and other standard scenic units
- installing and rigging scenery
- maintaining an inventory of stock scenery
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