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Stagecraft Fundamentals by Rita Kogler Carver

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INTRODUCTION

Why do we need yet another book on technical theatre? What a good question!

I have always been fascinated by the combination of history and the newest trends. For example, I love fountain pens and computers! I believe we must know what has come before, who first did something, and how they did it. In essence, we must know where we come from and honor that history. Otherwise we spend a great deal of time reinventing, well, the wheel— literally. At the same time we must continue to push, pull, and stretch ourselves as both designers and technicians, using the newest materials and technology currently available. This new technology ...

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