Equipment for Stage Production: A Manual of Scene Building

Equipment for Stage Production: A Manual of Scene Building

Equipment for Stage Production: A Manual of Scene Building

Equipment for Stage Production: A Manual of Scene Building

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Equipment for Stage Production is one of those records of experience that active men are occasionally induced as a special favor to write down for the use of other people. I'm not sure how Arthur Krows set to work preparing his MS. for publication, but I imagine it grew not according to the rules and regulations--which produce poor books when they produce anything at all--but according to the logic of his experience.

This book is in the strictest sense the result of Mr. Krows' own direct associations, and not a theoretical affair; if it had been written without skill or order it would still be useful, because the writer has set down exactly the things that he personally has seen. His association with Winthrop Ames, his fifteen years' contact with the theatre, and his first-hand knowledge of the world behind the scenes, have given him everything necessary for the preparation of such a work as he has now written.

Mr. Krows' Play Production in America, now for a dozen years a standard reference book which all of us who write about the theatre find it convenient to make generous use of, is, like Equipment for Stage Production, a work to use when you are producing, and not a book for the library. In this new work, the writer . . .

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