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Illustrated Theatre Production Guide by John Holloway

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INTRODUCTION

PHILOSOPHY OF BUILDING SCENERY

One of the problems encountered in writing a book of this sort is deciding how much to put in it. It is not possible to include everything you might ever need to know about theatre production in one book. There just isn't enough space available. Instead, this book is limited to some specific ideas and techniques that are useful in and of themselves, but that also teach something about the process of working in the theatre. If you understand process, you can use that knowledge in new and creative ways. There are lots of ways to build scenery. The methods illustrated in this book are just that, methods. They are not intended to be the only, one true way to make the piece that is shown. Often there are ...

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