Traps & Elevators
Traps and Elevators at Cesky Krumlov
The stage floor is extensively trapped. There are two types of trap opening techniques: hinged traps opening upward (located in line with the wings and sliding traps (located between the sets of wings).
There are also four elevators to raise objects or performers up through the stage floor. Three traps are located stageleft and is located stageright under the sliding traps. The traps platforms ride in vertical grooves. Two counterweights are used to operate the elevator.
More information about the theatre can be found at: http://www.ckrumlov.cz/uk/zamek/5nadvori/i_bd.htm
Dr. Frank Mohler
Department of Theatre & Dance
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608