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Stage Rigging Handbook Stage Rigging Handbook Third Edition Jay O. Glerum Southern Illinois University Press Carbondale Copyright © 1987, 1997, 2007 by Jay O. Glerum First edition published 1987. Third edition 2007 All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America 10 09 08 07 4 3 2 1 Material from the catalog and data sheets of Nicopress® were reprinted , with permission, in parts 1 and 6. Nicopress is a registered trademark of the National Telephone Supply Company. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Glerum, Jay O. Stage rigging handbook / Jay O. Glerum. — 3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-0-8093-2741-6 (pbk. : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 0-8093-2741-4 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Stage machinery—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. Stage management —Handbooks, manuals, etc. 3. Theaters—Safety measures— Handbooks, manuals, etc. 4. Theaters—Stage-setting and scenery— Handbooks, manuals, etc. I. Title. PN2091.M3G54 2007 792.02´5—dc22 2006026865 Printed on recycled paper. The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Z39.48-1992. ∞ To my granddaughters, Katie, Maddie, and Mae, the next generation ...