|The history of matters backstage
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|Author:||Stuart Sweeney [ Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:30 am ]|
|Post subject:||The history of matters backstage|
By Robin Johnson for The Stage
What do candles, fly buttons, waterfalls, trap doors, elephants and Portsmouth have in common? Not much? In fact they were all part of a fascinating couple of hours I spent last week in Glasgow.
Credit is due to the ABTT’s Archaeology Committee, the Theatres Trust and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, whose public session presented a captivating insight into the history of stage lighting, effects and some of the more unusual technical and social developments which theatre has witnessed.
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