In Terry Saterne's 1975 Theatre Crafts article (“Shoptalk,” May/June 1975, p. 48), he states, “One of the reoccurring problems in the theatre is how to secure scenery to the stage quietly, quickly, and be able to move or shift scenic units just as quickly.” The article goes on to describe an effective if a bit awkward hydraulic caster system that was devised for moving large repertory sets at the Guthrie Theatre. In the last 25 years this situation has not changed much in the commercial ...

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