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Illustrated Theatre Production Guide by John Holloway

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CHAPTER 17

BUILDING DOORS AND WINDOWS

Doors and windows are perhaps the most commonly requested scenic element after flats, platforms, and steps. Doors have as many different looks as there are designers drawing them, but they do tend to have some properties in common.

Doors and windows may be built either as an integral part of a wall structure, or they may be constructed as separate units. There are occasions when you are best off building a window as part of the structure of a design. If the show must break down either to tour or because it has multiple scenes, having a separate door unit can be quite cumbersome. It is probably easier to move the wall with the door in it. If the wall is double sided, it would be very difficult to build a ...

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