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Making Stage Props

Making Stage Props
Your Price: $49.95 CDN
Author: Andy Wilson
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 192
Pub. Date: 2003
ISBN-10: 186126450X
ISBN-13: 9781861264503

About the Book:

Making Stage Props is a book for anyone involved in prop-making who wishes to explore the wealth of materials and techniques open to them.

Prop makers everywhere, whether amateur, student, or professional, now have available to them a broader range of products and processes than every before. Age-old traditional techniques are still used alongside the revolutionary materials of the last half-century, and now increased awareness of safety issues has lead to a new generation of products. 

Supported by over 200 photographs and drawings, Making Stage Props covers:

• planning, costing and scheduling;
• tools and safety;
• working with wood, steel, and clay;
• making and repairing furniture;
• painting and finishing;
• and much more.

What people say:

"...the amount of information Wilson packs into this compact book is amazing, and it has something for prop-makers of all skills, whether new to the field, or experienced artisans. I feel strongly that it is one of the few 'necessary' books for prop-makers, and even for prop people in general." — Eric Hart, Props Master at Triad Stage in North Carolina

About the Author:

Andy Wilson studied Fine Art before starting to work as a freelance prop maker. He has worked with theatre companies throughout Britain, ranging from the smallest touring companies to the Royal Shakespeare Company, and from contemporary dance to commercial pantomime. He is also a Master Carpenter for several regional rep theatres, and built puppets and fire sculptures for large outdoor events. He currently teaches prop-making at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.