ERIC Number: ED037959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
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Theaters and Auditoriums. Second Edition.
Burris-Meyer, Harold; Cole, Edward C.
Facilities for the performing arts are examined as to associated problems and possible design solutions. Also included are auditoriums which may not be directly related to theater functions but have similar problems and needs. Existing facilities serve as a basis for the subsequent critical analysis of certain areas and development of optimal relationships. Initially, various types of functional requirements for both theaters and auditoriums are derived and unique needs for each identified. The category of audience is adopted as reflecting a large segment of needs and is extensively developed. Circulation, comfort, safety, and the way in which individuals view a performance are dealt with in detail as important aspects of audience characteristics. The actual mechanics of the performance are explained in terms of design needs, and the following subject areas are covered--(1) stage equipment and scenery, (2) mechanical systems, (3) lighting, (4) sound, and (5) backstage operations. (RS)
Descriptors: Arts Centers, Audiences, Auditoriums, Communication (Thought Transfer), Design Requirements, Dramatics, Lighting, Mechanical Equipment, Planning, Stages (Facilities), Theaters, Traffic Circulation, Traffic Control
Von Nostrand Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, N.Y. ($20.00)
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