21M.735 | Spring 2004 | Undergraduate

Technical Design: Scenery, Mechanisms, and Special Effects


Selected Technical Theater Bibliography

Carter, Paul. Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information. 1994 3rd ed., 7th print. Louisville, Ky.: Broadway Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780911747393. English Book 309 pp.: Ill.; 22 cm. (Pbk.)

Huntington, John. Control Systems for Live Entertainment. 2nd ed. Boston: Focal Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780240803487. English Book Internet Resource xliii, 393 pp.: Ill.; 24 cm. (Pbk.: alk. paper)

Woodbridge, Patricia. Designer Drafting for the Entertainment World. Boston, Mass.: Focal Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780240804248. English Book Internet Resource xii, 372 pp.: Ill.; 28 cm. (Pbk.: alk. paper)

Walne, Graham, and Joe Aveline. Effects for the Theatre. London: New York: A and C Black; Drama Book Publishers, 1995. ISBN: 9780896761360. English Book viii, 150 pp.: Ill. (Some col.); 25 cm.

Young, Richard A., and Thomas J. Glover. Handyman in-your-pocket. 1st ed. English Book 768 pp.: Ill.; 14 cm. Littleton, Colo.: Sequoia Pub., 2001. ISBN: 9781885071293.

Holloway, John. Illustrated Theatre Production Guide. Amsterdam; Boston: Focal Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780240804934. English Book xi, 321 pp.: Ill.; 28 cm. (Alk. paper)

National Fire Protection Association. Life Safety Code: Code for Safety to Life from Fire in Buildings and Structures. 2000 ed. Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Association, 2000. English Book 387 pp.; 28 cm.

American Institute of Steel Construction. Manual of Steel Construction. 8th ed. Chicago, Ill.: American Institute of Steel Construction, 1980. English Book 924 pp. In various pagings: Ill.; 24 cm.

Grafstein, Paul, and Otto B. Schwarz. Pictorial Handbook of Technical Devices. New York, Chemical Pub. Co., 1971. English Book 606 pp. Illus. 23 cm.

Glover, Thomas J. Pocket Ref. 2nd ed. Littleton, Colo.: Sequoia Pub., 1995. ISBN: 9781885071002. English Book 542 pp.: Ill.; 14 cm.

Ramsey, Charles George, Harold Reeve Sleeper, and John Ray Hoke. Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards. 10th ed. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2000. ISBN: 9780471348160. English Book Internet Resource xvi, 1072 pp.: Ill., maps; 30 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.) (Cloth: alk. paper)

Parker, W. Oren, R. Craig Wolf, and Dick Block. Scene Design and Stage Lighting. 8th ed. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2002. ISBN: 9780155061149. (Student ed. with InfoTrac College Ed.) (Student ed. without InfoTrac College Ed.) English Book xx, 652 pp.: Ill. (some col.); 29 cm.

Arnold, Richard L. Scene Technology. 3rd ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1993. ISBN: 9780135010730. English Book x, 372 pp.: Ill.; 25 cm.

Burris-Meyer, Harold, and Edward Cyrus Cole. Scenery for the Theatre; The Organization, Processes, Materials, and Techniques Used to Set the Stage. Rev. ed. Boston, Little, Brown, 1971. English Book xix, 518 pp. Illus. 27 cm.

Glerum, Jay O. Stage Rigging Handbook. 2nd ed. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780809317448. English Book xviii, 231 pp.: Ill.; 23 cm.

Holden, Alys, and Bronislaw J. Sammler. Structural Design for the Stage. Boston: Focal Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780240803548. English Book Internet Resource xii, 416 pp.: Ill.; 26 cm. (Pbk.: alk. paper)

Sammler, Bronislaw J., and Don Harvey. Technical Design Solutions for Theatre: The Technical Brief Collection. Boston: Focal Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780240804903 (Vol. 1) and ISBN: 9780240804927 (Vol. 2). English Book Internet Resource 2 v.: Ill.; 28 cm.

–––. The Technical Brief Collection: Ten Years of Solutions to Recurring Problems in Technical Theatre. New Haven, CT: Dept. of Technical Design and Production, the Yale School of Drama/Repertory Theatre, Yale University, 1992. English Book xiv, 265 pp.: Ill.; 28 cm.

Ogawa, Toshiro. Theatre Engineering and Stage Machinery. Royston, Hertfordshire: Entertainment Technology Press, 2001. ISBN: 9781904031024. English Book 310 pp.: Ill.; 21 cm.

Gillette, J. Michael. Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup. 4th ed. Boston: McGraw Hill, 1999. ISBN: 9780767411912. English Book xiv, 587 pp.: Ill.; 29 cm.

Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.) Rev. Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material. (Madison): Washington: The Laboratory, 1974; for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Printing Office. English Book 431 pp. In various pagings: Ill.; 27 cm.

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