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Need book on how to construct scenery today

Printed From: Community Theater Green Room
Category: Producing Theater
Forum Name: Set Design and Construction
Forum Discription: Post your questions or suggestions about designing or building a set here.
Printed Date: 5/18/24 at 9:53am
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Topic: Need book on how to construct scenery today
Posted By: Lane Class
Subject: Need book on how to construct scenery today
Date Posted: 8/31/19 at 2:23pm
In our community theatre we often have people willing to work on. set construction, but they often build something that is too big, overweight and overbuilt and with no attention to the design graphs or knowledge of how to construct stage sets.

We want to buy one or two of the best and most comprehensive set construction books that are up-to-date--now, not how it was done 75 years ago(no soaking muslin in glue, or styrofoam trees, etc.). We also do not want to spend a bundle. Will someone make us a couple of good suggestions. There are so many available, but if one hasn't used a particular one, it is hard to judge the value. Is there a set construction "bible?"


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