Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information

Backstage Handbook An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information First published in Backstage Handbook is one of the most widely used stagecraft textbooks in the United States with about copies sold every year This handy reference book brings together

  • Title: Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information
  • Author: Paul Carter George Chiang
  • ISBN: 9780911747393
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • First published in 1988, Backstage Handbook is one of the most widely used stagecraft textbooks in the United States, with about 10,000 copies sold every year.This handy reference book brings together under one cover an incredible variety of information useful to designers, technicians and students who work behind the scenes in theatre, film and television Its sturdy leatFirst published in 1988, Backstage Handbook is one of the most widely used stagecraft textbooks in the United States, with about 10,000 copies sold every year.This handy reference book brings together under one cover an incredible variety of information useful to designers, technicians and students who work behind the scenes in theatre, film and television Its sturdy leatherette binding will stand up to years of constant use.The third edition updates this popular reference book with new terminology and materials, and adds dozens of new illustrations of grip hardware, film lighting equipment and painting tools Backstage Handbook includes chapters on Tools, Hardware, Materials, Electrics, Shop Math, Architecture and Theatre There are hundreds of illustrations, tables and charts which cover everything from the stock sizes and specs of wood screws, to safe working loads for several kinds of rope, to illustrations of twenty two types of standard lamp bases.

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    1. This is one of the most useful books I have ever purchased. If you work in theatre in any capacity, you should own this book.

    2. The absolute go-to guide for ANYTHING backstage. This was so incredibly useful during my time in theatre. It's the boy scouts handbook for theatre techies.

    3. Great resource for anyone involved in theater. this book contains many illustrations, charts, tables and conversions that can be quite handy backstage.

    4. Backstage handbook: an illustrated almanac of technical information. (1994). Broadway Press.Citation by: Carlie CroweType of Reference: HandbookCall Number: Ref 792Content/Scope: This handbook geared towards any high school students in theatre and is is one of the most widely used stagecraft textbooks. It houses a variety of information from terminology, materials, and illustrations.Accuracy/Authority/Bias: Broadway Press is known for books for theatre designers and technicians. Many thespians t [...]

    5. OK - so technically, it is a reference book (get it? technically), but it is still one of my favorites. it has lots of handy conversions, shop math, and other assorted miscellany. It's not just useful on the set, but around the house, or for any tinkering or do-it-yourself type person.

    6. Comes in handy if you're on your own working on a project. It's the staple of the technical theatre world. I'm thinking, though, that some if it should be labeled "Don't try this at home."

    7. Not so much a cover-to-cover read as a regular reference. It gets high marks from experienced theater folk; I can attest it's also a great resource for the clueless.

    8. Incredibly useful and well illustrated manual regarding everything you need to know about being a stagehand.

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