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Concert Lighting, 3rd Edition by Paul Dexter, James Moody

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13 LIGHTING TRUSSES

The use of found space for a theatrical production is not new. Barns, grassy fields, arenas, convention centers, and all manner of multipurpose rooms have been used for performances. The elaborately equipped buildings designed for large symphonies and opera, as well as those built specifically for drama in the early 20th century, are in the minority when it comes to what is being used for concert entertainment venues today. Because nearly all of the large theatres were built with stage houses of a similar size and design (except for thrusts), it used to be relatively easy to mount a touring opera or theatrical production. Most of the buildings had permanent lighting pipes in neat rows to provide lighting luminaire support. ...

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