Nobody Looks Up: The History of the Counterweight Rigging

Nobody Looks Up: The History of the Counterweight Rigging System: 1500 to 1925 Nominated for theUSITT Golden Pen Awarda magnificent and very important piece of work for our industry Richard Pilbrow, author of A Theatre Project Very nice job, congratulations Mike Murphy, President, JR Clancy, Inc Boychuk has thrown down the gauntlet with bold statements backed up by documentation Tim Williamson, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditoriuma very informative and great read Norbert Muncs, Past President, CITT Anyone who has ever pulled a rope in the name of theatre will enjoy this revealing back story Charles Haines, President, Hall Stage Ltd The counterweight rigging system has dominated the theatre fly tower for the last half of the th century And yet, the history of its evolution has been lost, until now In this first ever written history of the counterweight rigging system, author Rick Boychuk upends two core theatre myths Stage rigging did not grow from a nautical tradition and counterweight rigging did not evolve from the hemp system Boychuk neatly identifies the origins of the myth of the sailor flyman and leaves no room for doubt Counterweight rigging emerged from a European tradition of th century Torellian stage machinery Hemp rigging was a side show In documenting the evolution of the counterweight system, Boychuk dissects the machine that is the stage house along with its upper machinery the rigging He examines the development of the fly tower, gridiron, loft steel, head steel, grid wells, arbor, bricks, blocks, and loft lines all of those mundane components necessary to make the system work He deconstructs hemp, counterweight and Torellian rigging into system paths to gain a better understanding of the progression of development and the workings of each system This is the surprising story of how the counterweight rigging system was developed for an Austro Hungarian theatre in , then quickly found its way to the American Midwest in Adler Sullivan s Chicago 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has ever pulled a rope in the name of theatre will enjoy this revealing back story Charles Haines [Reading] ➷ An Act Of Love By Marion Ekholm – Kleankitchen.co.uk President [Download] ➺ A Silken Thread By Brenda Jackson – Kleankitchen.co.uk Hall Stage Ltd The counterweight rigging system has dominated the theatre fly tower for the last half of the th century And yet ➽ [Reading] ➿ Her Best Friends Husband (Redstone, Incorporated By Justine Davis ➲ – Kleankitchen.co.uk the history of its evolution has been lost ➶ His Christmas Countess (Lords of Disgrace Free ➬ Author Louise Allen – Kleankitchen.co.uk until now In this first ever written history of the counterweight rigging system ☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ My Sisters Keeper By Jodi Picoult ✎ – Kleankitchen.co.uk author Rick Boychuk upends two core theatre myths Stage rigging did not grow from a nautical tradition and counterweight rigging did not evolve from the hemp system Boychuk neatly identifies the origins of the myth of the sailor flyman 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10 thoughts on “Nobody Looks Up: The History of the Counterweight Rigging System: 1500 to 1925

  1. David Griffiths David Griffiths says:

    A genuinely interesting read for anyone with a deep interest in this subject Boychuk presents an interesting case which, while not without its flaws, seems to be pretty well thought through.


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