Acoustical comparison of three theaters

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Journal titleJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Pages182732; # of pages: 1796
Subjecttheatres; proscenium stages; acoustical qualities; thrust stage, proscenium arch designs; unique acoustic characteristics; partially covered orchestra pit; music shell; excessive ceiling lighting holes effect; computer modelling; Acoustics
AbstractIn this paper, three theaters, including both thrust stage and proscenium arch designs, are evaluated using acoustical measures not yet in common use. The unique characteristics of each theater are considered and include a partially covered orchestra pit and a music shell. A computer model is used to estimate the detrimental effects of excessive ceiling lighting holes.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number26174
NPARC number20374232
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Record created2012-07-23
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