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Pageant Wagons

Portable medieval stages

Mansions

Small stages in a medieval cathedral

Forced Perspective

Baroque theatre, painted to look like it's farther away

The 5 'F's

Fire exit, fire extinguisher, fire alarm, phone, first aid

Greeks

Began building theatres

3 Parts of a Greek Theatre

Theatron, Orchestra, Skene

Heads Up

Something is going to move

Heads

Something is falling

Soft goods

Curtains

Groundplan

Drawing of a theatre as a view from above

Plague Laws

Elizabethan theaters were built outside of the city limits of London

Amount of seats in a Greek theatre

12,000-14,000

Amount of seats in a Roman theatre

5,000-8,000

Nominal vs. Actual Dimension

Nominal is how we used to measure the size of wood, actual is the current size.

Size of wrench for a 5/16" diameter bolt

1/2" wrench

Loose Pin Back Flap Hinge

Used for scenery that needs to be easy to take apart

Minimal thickness of steel before it's measured in gauges

1/8"

Carriage Bolt

Bolt that requires a wrench to turn the head

Pipe

Described by nominal dimension

Opaque Drop

Scenic backdrop painted to be back lit

Duplex Nail

Nail that is used to hold things together temporarily

Plywood

Lumber made by alternating grain direction of thin layers of wood

Four parts of paint

Vehicle


Pigment


Binder


Filler

Scumble

Random 3 color blend of paint

Gradient

Linear 3 color blend of paint

Wane

Large chunk of the corner of a board missing

Checking

Split in a board

Cupping

Length of board curves out

Warp

Board won't lay flat on any surface

Bow

Board curves downward

Bend

Wider side of the board curves irregularly

Ferrule

Metal band that holds the bristle to the handle on a brush

Butt Joints

Most common joint used in scenery construction

Miter Joints

Most aesthetically pleasing corners

Loft Block

Pulley that mounts on the grid or ceiling in a rigging system

Square Bows used to tie...

Scenery

Turnbuckle

Nifty things that we use to adjust the length of cable on flying scenery

Bowline

Knot that doesn't slip, used to pull things up to the grid.

Flathead Bolts

Used to attach hanging hardware to a flat

Static design factor used with aircraft cable

5:1

Clove hitch with a half hitch

Knot that allows you to adjust the length of the rope

Square Knot

Knot to tie pipes together with

Swage (compression) sleeve

Termination for aircraft cable that holds 100% of the cable's strength

Synthetic Fieber

Strongest type of rope

Shackle Plate

Best hardware to attach to a flat to fly it

Seven Steps to the Design Process

Commitment, Analysis, Research, Incubation, Selection, Implementation, Evaluation

Medium line weight

Used for drawing dimensions