Theatres; Their Safety From Fire And Panic, Their Comfort And Healthfulness

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byWilliam Paul Gerhard

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Excerpt: ... II. COMFORT AND SANITATION. BUILDINGS for the representation of theatrical plays, when made safe against danger from fire and panic, must fulfil two other essential conditions; viz., they must be rendered comfortable as well as healthful. Under the requirements of comfort are included the conditions that all spectators are well and conveniently seated, without being crowded, also that every seat in each division of the auditorium offers a good sight, and that the acoustics in all parts of the house are perfect. The other requirement, of healthfulness, embraces the following conditions: plenty of pure air, freedom from draughts, moderate warming in winter, suitable cooling in summer; freedom at all times from dust, bad odors, and disease-germs. In addition to the foregoing requirements relating to the theatre audience, due regard should be paid to the comfort, healthfulness, and safety of the performers, the stage-hands, and mechanics, who, as a rule, are required to spend more hours in the stage part of the building than the playgoers, who are seated in the auditorium only during a performance. In the following pages the chief sanitary improvements required for theatre buildings will be briefly discussed. Unsanitary Condition Of Theatres. It is no exaggeration to state that in the majority of theatre buildings disgraceful unsanitary conditions prevail. This is especially true of the older existing buildings, in which sanitation in general, and ventilation in particular, are sadly neglected. The air of many theatres during a performance becomes overheated and stuffy, pre-eminently so in those theatres where illumination is still effected by means of gas-lights. At the end of a long performance the air is often almost unbearably foul, causing headache, slight nausea, or dizziness. In ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Excerpt: ... II. COMFORT AND SANITATION. BUILDINGS for the representation of theatrical plays, when made safe against danger from fire and panic, must fulfil two other...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217405290

ISBN - 13:9780217405294

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