Technical Brief represents a contemporary history of theatre technology — a field in which developments are only rarely documented and even more rarely communicated. The ideas it contains are those of the field’s practitioners. We congratulate those authors — those who were shanghaied into writing as well as those who volunteered submissions — on the publication of their individual efforts in a milestone collection. Now, for the first time perhaps, many of them will come to understand what distinguished company they keep as Technical Brief authors.

— Don Harvey


From its inception in John Hood’s classroom through its development from the drawing board to the computer to its current success as a medium for a profession that ...

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