Education is most certainly the best way to achieve a healthy and safe working environment. The following list of textual resources will provide the interested reader a wealth of information regarding the arts, and particularly the performing arts. Additionally, some of these texts will serve as excellent resources for students interested in theater production and management. Resources marked with an
asterisk (*) indicate items available in Miller Library.
Art Hazards News. Center for Occupational Hazards, New York.
*Bellman, Willard F. Lighting the Stage: Art and Practice. 2nd ed. New York: Chandler Publishing Company, 1974.
*Burris-Meyer, Harold and Edward C. Cole. Scenery for the Theater. Rev. ed. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1971.
Carter, Paul. Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information. 3rd ed. Louisville, Kentucky: Broadway Press, 1994. (In Runnals Design Studio)
Davidson, Dr. Randall W. A. and Paul Vierra. The Pocket Guide to Theater Safety. Campbell, CA: Risk International, 1990.
*Gillette, A. S. and J. M. Stage Scenery Construction and Rigging. 3rd ed. New York: Harper and Row, 1981.
*Glerum, Jay O. Stage Rigging Handbook. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987.
Glerum, Jay O. Stage Rigging Handbook. 2nd ed. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997. (In Runnals Design Studio)
Glerum, Jay O. Stage Rigging Handbook. 3rd ed. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Press, 2007.
*Ingham, Rosemary and Liz Covey. The Costume Designer’s Handbook. 2nd ed. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1992.
Ingham, Rosemary and Liz Covey. The Costume Technician’s Handbook. 3rd ed. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2003.
*Parker, W. Oren and R. Craig Wolf. Scene Design and Stage Lighting. 6th ed. Fort Worth: Holt, Rinehardt and Winston, Inc., 1990.
Parker, W. Oren, R. Craig Wolf, and Dick Block. Scene Design and Stage Lighting. 9th ed. New York: Wadsworth Publishing, 2008.
Pook, Barbara. Rigging Components and Application. New York: Drama Book Publishers, 1985.
Preparing, Understanding and Using Material Safety Data Sheets. Janesville, WI: The Lab Safety Supply Company, 1988.
*Rossol, Monona. The Artists Complete Health and Safety Guide. 3rd Ed. New York: Allworth Press, 2001. (Also in Runnals Design Studio)
*Rossol, Monona. The Health & Safety Guide for Film, TV & Theater. New York: Allworth Press, 2000. (Also in Runnals Design Studio)
Rowe, Richard and Larry Jeffus. The Essential Welder: Gas Metal Arc Welding. Albany, NY: Cengage Delmar Learning, 2000.
*Stern, Lawrence. Stage Management. 8th ed. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2006.
Theater Design and Technology (TD&T). The Journal for Design and Production Professionals in the Performing Arts. Published by USITT (United States Institute for Theater Technology).
*Walne, Graham., ed. Effects for the Theatre. London: A & C Black; New York: Drama Book Publishers, 1995.
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