Scenic Construction for the Stage: Key Skills for Carpenters (Crowood Theatre Companions) (Paperback)
This book details the progression from interpeting design, model boxes and drawings, to material selection, fabrication and finishing. It also includes advice for developing accuracy, finish and consistency; tool selection and sharpening; CDM, Health and Safety; practical workshop mathematics and geometry, and how to fit ironmongery. It thoroughly covers how to start out and improve as a scenic carpenter, building a solid repertoire of reliable techniques and working practices for professional results.
Mark Tweed is head of construction at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he teaches scenic carpentry, project management and CAD, and supervising construction for public productions. Sir Kenneth Branagh is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.