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Description - Making Stage Props by Andy Wilson

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. Supported by over 200 photographs and drawings, the book covers: * Planning, costing and scheduling * Tools and workshop facilities, and detailed health & safety information * Cutting, shaping and turning wood * Making and repairing furniture * Cutting, bending & welding mild steel * Modelling in clay and other materials * Making moulds in plaster and flexible mould compounds * Life casting * Casting and laminating with polyester, epoxy and urethane resins, latex and other materials * Carving, turning and finishing polystyrene * Stage upholstery techniques * Painting, gilding and other finishes AUTHOR: Andy Wilson has been building props and scenery since the late 1970s. As a freelance prop-maker he worked for many companies throughout Britain including the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has been Master Carpenter for several regional rep theatres. He currently teaches prop-making at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 184 b/w photos

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861264503
ISBN-10: 186126450X
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 165mm x 0mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 22-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andy Wilson

Andy Wilson has been building props and scenery since the late 1970s. As a freelance prop-maker he worked for many companies throughout Britain including the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has been Master Carpenter for several regional rep theatres. He currently teaches prop-making at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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