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 Definition System of ropes, counterweights, pulleys, and other such tools within a theatre designed to allow a technical crew to quickly move set pieces, lights, and microphones on and off stage. [d] [e]
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"Rigging" originally referred to the system for setting and manipulating sails on ships. As the work in theatres was similar, many theatres hired former sailors (or sailors on leave) to operate their rigging, hence the name, and the similarity of many terms in theatre rigging and ship rigging. Anthony Argyriou 19:02, 21 December 2007 (CST)