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John McKinven

Stage Flying: 431 B.C. To Modern Times

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From religious plays to church celebrations to a host of theatrical forms -- opera, vaudeville, melodrama, pantomime and spectacle -- Stage Flying surveys the long history of simulated flight.

Learn the secrets of stage flying used in theatrical productions such as Peter Pan (they make it look so simple!), the wonders of the “hook ups,” and methods devised to accomplish this beautiful illusion.

This volume exposes the engineering behind, invention of, and secrets responsible  flying in the theatrical world.

John A. McKinven received his B.A. degree in English from Ohio University. His research into the history of stage flying spanned two decades. Long-time personal associations with contemporary designers of theatrical magic, automata and illusions have helped in the preparation of Stage Flying.

Cloth bound with illustrated jacket and profusely illustrated.