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Stage Rigging Handbook, Third Edition Paperback – April 18, 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 3rd edition (April 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809327414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809327416
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #303,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stage Rigging Handbook clearly explains the basics of how to maintain your rigging system and operate it safely. This manual can also be a ready reference and friend when rigging a show. This is a book to always keep handy in a cubbyhole at the end of your pinrail.”—Steve Nelson, Dramatics
 


Stage Rigging Handbook should become a standard text for advanced technical students and all individuals concerned with the safe and proper maintenance and operation of stage-rigging systems.”—Derek Hunt, Theatre Design and Technology

About the Author

Jay O. Glerum holds seminars on stage rigging throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. A fellow of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, he has served as chair of the Rigging and Stage Machinery Standards Committee of the Institute and has taught at Seattle University, Marquette University, and the University of Washington. He is president of Jay O. Glerum & Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in consulting for the entertainment industry.

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This book is a must have in any riggers library.
T. Sauerman
Good, solid information that even gives some great information on insider information on safety and inspections..
Wlegrow
If you want a clear concise understanding of rigging, this is "the book" for the job.
E. Wyatt

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bradley D. McDevitt on June 28, 2008
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Let's say you're in the techincal theater business and need some answers regarding old hemp house rigging systems. Or you are a top notch arena rigger with the odd venue on your tour calendar. This book is written by one of the country's best riggers, on par with Harry Donovan. Almost every page of this tome is filled with pertinent information and illustrated with black and white photos detailing all aspects of both old and new theatrical rigging styles. An essential volume for anyone interested in moving beyond the amateur and into the professional, it is no replacement for experience, but will guide you towards safer working environments and can be used as a reference for any questions regarding such.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Erich Friend on February 6, 2010
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A thorough technical reference for anyone rigging theatrical or commercial AV equipment. Every technical theatre person and stage manager should read this, as well as AV technicians hanging trusses, lights, speakers, projection screens, and video equipment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Wyatt on February 1, 2010
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If you want a clear concise understanding of rigging, this is "the book" for the job. Easy to read, well presented, this is it.
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To keep it short... This book is a MUST HAVE in your theatrical library. If you are a technical director, stagecraft instructor, stagehand, rigger, scenic designer, theatrical carpenter, or just have any inclination of doing anything dealing with theatrical rigging or scenery, this book is a must read.

The author did a great job making this an easy read. I come back to this book time and time again, it has even, on more than one occasion, make me want to write my own book, just because of the way I feel after reading a few chapters, confirming my existing knowledge!

I've shared this book with ton's of co-workers, students, and stagehands alike.
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A great book and a must have for people who are in the industry - or thinking about it.

As a Rigging Manager for a theatrical contracting company, I'd suggest this as the go-to book for anyone that works with/around rigging on a stage. Good, solid information that even gives some great information on insider information on safety and inspections.. etc.

Worth the price and worth the read.
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By Ian Owens on March 1, 2014
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This book is a strong and straight froward approach to teaching the ideas of theatrical rigging. The section on automated rigging does not offer much insight beyond the concept of replacing the human operator with an automated system which goes in and out on a rail system. If you are a stagehand or part of any technical production team you should have this book in your library.
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By Jabock on December 31, 2012
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As a non-rigger, but experienced stage person and craftsman/mechanic, this is hugely helpful to understand more about rigging. Great to be reminded of the seriousness of the craft, and the safety issues. Well written--I do wish there were a few more illustrations describing methodologies, but is still an enormously helpful resource.
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I own a copy that was purchased directly from Jay during a training class he was holding during an inspection of a local theater that was undergoing some renovations and this is the stuff they don't teach you on the job. This man was a pioneer in stage rigging and the book is chock full of every day examples.
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