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  1. Entertainment Rigging: A Practical Guide for Riggers and Managers

    Entertainment Rigging: A Practical Guide for Riggers and Managers

    $109.99

    A comprehensive text on theater, arena, coliseum and sound state rigging. This book combines both theoretical and practical components of geometry and engineering with everyday work skills and shortcuts.

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  2. Technical Design Solutions for Theatre: The Technical Brief Collection Volume 1

    Technical Design Solutions for Theatre: The Technical Brief Collection Volume 1

    $59.95

    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.

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  3. Technical Design Solutions for Theatre: The Technical Brief Collection Volume 2

    Technical Design Solutions for Theatre: The Technical Brief Collection Volume 2

    $59.95

    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.

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  4. Theatre Engineering and Stage Machinery

    Theatre Engineering and Stage Machinery

    $62.00

    Toshiro Ogawa's masterpiece, Theatre Engineering and Stage Machinery, is a unique reference work. It covers every aspect of theatrical machinery and stage technology in global terms. With no less than 301 illustrations and drawings and 168 photographs it is a 'must' title for every technical director or designer of performance buildings.

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  5. Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century: Compilation of Work on Rigging Practices, Safety, and Related Topics

    Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century: Compilation of Work on Rigging Practices, Safety, and Related Topics

    $49.95

    From the basics of physical forces and mathematical formulas to performer flying and stage automation, Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century provides you with insider information into rigging systems and the skills you need to safely operate them. Over the past decade, the entertainment industry has witnessed major changes in rigging technology, as manually operated rigging has given way to motorized systems in both permanent and touring productions, and greater attention has been paid to standardizing safety practices. This book leads you through what is currently happening in the industry, why it’s happening, and how. Accessible for riggers and non-riggers alike, it contains details on the technology and methodology used to achieve the startling effects found in concerts and stage shows.

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  6. Structural Design for the Stage, 2nd Edition

    Structural Design for the Stage, 2nd Edition

    $74.95

    The follow-up to the 2000 Golden Pen Award-winning Structural Design for the Stage, this second edition provides the theater technician with a foundation in structural design, allowing an intuitive understanding of "why sets stand up." It introduces the basics of statics and the study of the strength of materials as they apply to typical scenery, emphasizing conservative approaches to real world examples. This is an invaluable reference for any serious theatre technician throughout their career, from the initial study of the fundamental concepts, to the day-to-day use of the techniques and reference materials.

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