The Stagecraft Handbook  by Daniel A. Ionazzi (Author)

The Stagecraft Handbook strives to be lightweight, compact, and economical. Daniel Ionazzi leaves the specifics to the designers, but provides practical, reliable advice for those involved in setting the stage.

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The Stagecraft Handbook strives to be lightweight, compact, and economical. Daniel Ionazzi leaves the specifics to the designers, but provides practical, reliable advice for those involved in setting the stage. With chapters on tools, scale drawings, scenic materials, joinery, flats, and rigging to fly, Ionazzi provides valuable know-how to help novice and experienced stagecrafters create their dream sets within practical boundaries of time and money.

From the beginning, this book takes you step by step into set and scene building. It starts with the basic inventory of tools and space needed, to recommended shop lay out and flow of construction. Included from the start, are safety practices that are recommended to keep you and your helpers leaving each day with all fingers, eyes and etc. in-tact. Each chaptor that follows takes very logical and precise steps to show basic set building. This goes on to more complex (but very useable) technigues and then puts them together. Also included are variety of stage props that can be made.