An article from the NY Times describing the work of union stagehands on Broadway in 1910.
In a book on writing for Vaudeville in 1915, the conventions of prop usage is revealed.
Without labor nothing prospers. – Sophocles It is written in letters of fire that the day of injustice to the working men of our craft must soon draw to a close. – Lee M. Hart, second president of the National Association of Theatrical Stage Employes, 1895 Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope you are having … Continue reading A Brief History of IATSE
The following article was published over 85 years ago. It’s an interesting look into not only what the stagehands union (now known as IATSE) did back then, but how it was viewed by some people. It’s also an interesting look at how the union was viewed back then. It’s important to note that the union … Continue reading Stage-handsâ€™ Union, 1923
(this article originally appeared in the book Play production in America in 1916) “Props,” as I have remarked before, is the property man. He is in command of usually four or five “clearers” â€” the New Theater that was, had thirty-two â€” who carry off the furniture, rugs, and so forth, and place them in … Continue reading Play Production in America, 1916