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set ups

So theres a really exciting post coming soon about some of the AMAZING things coming out of the prop shop over at the Public (we’re in Shakespeare in the Park Crazy), but in the meantime… I was trolling the internet … Continue reading

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Fake Art in Fake Rooms

So, I’ve been on my long rant about why I love having real art onstage, but sometimes designers want things that are a little out of our price range. Such as Giacometti sculptures. Like this one. Yep. The most expensive … Continue reading

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Real art in fake rooms

So lately its been occurring to me that this blog is becoming less about props mastery and more about set design through the lens of props: or what a prop gives to or takes away from design in general. I … Continue reading

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Newspaper addendum

Oh my, not having internet at home really sucks. I wanted to add a quick note about the endgame that was the Mr and Mrs Fitch newspaper saga. We ended up adding a matte contact paper to the insides of … Continue reading

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All Dressed Up with No Where to Go

Set Dressing. Probably one of the most enjoyable and most demanding parts of this job. Eric Hart recently wrote an entry about bric-a-brac on his site, which touches on this. For my own part (and perhaps I betray my ethnic/religious … Continue reading

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I can gather all the news I need from the Weather Report

So, I have to say, newspapers are an incredibly difficult prop. When I saw the script for Mr and Mrs Fitch, which is about gossip columnists manipulating the headlines I thought to myself “those newspapers are going to be a … Continue reading

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I don’t shop for a living, I WORK vol 5

Putnam Rolling Ladders Ok, so I am looking for a library ladder. Turns out, like everything in New York, there is a store completely devoted to them. In Soho, just off Canal street, Putnam Rolling Ladders has a warehouse/office space. … Continue reading

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