Get the complete, illustrated guide to scenery construction
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
Let The Stagecraft Handbook help you turn ordinary materials into extraordinary illusions.