Toshiro Ogawa’s masterpiece, Theatre Engineering and Stage Machinery, is a unique reference work. It covers every aspect of theatrical machinery and stage technology in global terms. With over 300 illustrations and drawings and 168 photographs it is a ‘must’ title for every technical director or designer of performance buildings.
Joel Rubin of Artec Consultants of New York says in his Foreword: “Toshiro Ogawa is a working technical director, lighting designer and theatre consultant fully experienced with theatre, ballet and opera production. Additionally, he has practised these skills in the staging technologies of Europe, North America and Asia.”
In his leading Foreword, Richard Brett, theatre consultant and Chairman of the Association of British Theatre Technicians, states: “With his varied international theatre background, Toshiro Ogawa is in a good position to compare the technical installations of European, American and Asian Theatres. He has now used this experience to research and compile this book, first published in Japanese, but now available to those of us who only have English in our vocabulary.”
Theatre Engineering and Stage Engineering was first published by Ohm-sha in Japan in April 2000. The English-language publication by Entertainment Technology Press, launched at the ABTT Theatre Show in London on 4th April 2001.
This most recent version includes a new section on ideal layouts for opera houses.
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