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ERIC Number: ED018931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 1
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THE SPACE STAGE--FAD OR FUTURE.
DECHAINE, FABER
DISSATISFACTION WITH THE PROSCENIUM ARCH THEATRE, THE NEED FOR ECONOMY IN PUBLICLY-FINANCED STRUCTURES, AND THE ADVANTAGES OF INTIMATE THEATRE, HAVE LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SPACE STAGE, WHICH PROJECTS INTO THE AUDITORIUM AND IS SURROUNDED ON THREE SIDES BY SEATING. THE SPACE STAGE CONCEPT IS USED IN THIS EXAMPLE TO PROVIDE A PERFORMING ARTS FACILITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH A NEW CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL. THE SOLUTION CONTAINS A 400 SEAT THEATER WITH TWO 200-SEAT AUDITORIUMS SEPARATED BY MOVABLE PANELS, DESIGNED SO THAT CLASSES COULD BE HELD IN THE TWO SMALLER AUDITORIUMS. DESIGN OF THE SEATING INCLUDES CONSIDERATION OF--(1) AISLE AND SEATING ORIENTATION, (2) CONTROL OF STAGE LIGHTING, (3) VISUAL ANGLES, AND (4) ACOUSTICS. THE TREATMENT OF THE STAGE CONSIDERS--(1) ABSORBANCE, (2) REFLECTION, (3) FLEXIBILITY, AND (4) SPEAKER PLACEMENT. TECHNICAL FACILITIES INCLUDE--(1) A SIDE TRACK SYSTEM FOR SCENERY, (2) ROLLING TOWERS FOR STAGE WORK, AND (3) A WALL SHOP. GRAPHICS INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE THEATRE AND BACKSTAGE AREA, AND DIAGRAMS OF THE PLAN AND ELEVATION. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE MAY, 1966, ISSUE OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL BOARD JOURNAL. COPIES MAY BE OBTAINED BY WRITING THE EDITOR, AMERICAN SCHOOL BOARD JOURNAL, BRUCE PUBLISHING CO., 400 N. BROADWAY, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN. (MM)
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