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A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre by Ellen E. Jones

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Chapter 7

Selecting Scenery Materials and Construction Techniques

In this next chapter we are going to examine some commonly used construction materials as well as materials that may be less familiar. This is but a glimpse at available materials and cannot address every product. It does underscore the need to consider the pros and cons of materials and presents some common attributes that may be positive or negative in greener theatre.

Wood versus Metal

Wood is the primary material used in scenery today. It may seem counterintuitive to state that using a natural resource for scenery may be the most ecologically responsible choice. However, many agree that it is the truth. Lumber companies continue to improve methods for harvesting trees while ...

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