Stage Rigging Handbook

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/18/2007
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr
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Succinct and jargon free,Stage Rigging Handbookremains the only book in any language that covers the design, operation, and maintenance of stage-rigging equipment. It is written in an at-a-glance outline form, yet contains in-depth information available nowhere else. This fully indexed third edition includes three new parts: the first, an explanation of inspection procedures for rigging systems; the second, a discussion of training in the operation of rigging systems; and the third, essential information about the operation of fire curtains. The remaining six parts, as well as the glossary and bibliography, have been updated. This edition also contains a new preface, many new illustrations, and expanded information on Nicopress terminations. Glerum explains that four main principles make up the core of this book: know the rigging system; keep it in safe working order; know how to use it; and keep your concentration. Glerum applies these principles to all of the major types of stage rigging systems, including block and tackle, hemp, counterweight, and motorized. He describes each type of rigging, then thoroughly reviews the operating procedures and methods of inspecting existing systems.

Author Biography

Jay O. Glerum holds seminars on stage rigging throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. A fellow of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, he has served as chair of the Rigging and Stage Machinery Standards Committee of the Institute and has taught at Seattle University, Marquette University, and the University of Washington. He is president of Jay O. Glerum & Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in consulting for the entertainment industry.

Table of Contents

Other Books on Stagecraftp. ii
Preface: to the Second Editionp. xiii
Preface: to the First Editionp. xv
Symbols and Abbreviationsp. xvii
Loads and Reactionsp. 1
Block and Tackle Riggingp. 41
Hemp Riggingp. 65
Counterweight Riggingp. 114
Motorized Riggingp. 170
Cutting and Knotting Rope, Attaching Loads, Special Problemsp. 190
Glossary: Selected Bibliographyp. 223
Glossaryp. 225
Selected: Bibliographyp. 229
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