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This book addresses all of these considerations in detail and offers the reader–professional or amateur, veteran...
This book addresses all of these considerations in detail and offers the reader–professional or amateur, veteran or beginner–helpful guidance and practical advice, supported by many forms and examples to illustrate the points covered in the text.
The three phrases of mounting and performing a show are covered. Part I takes the reader through the pre-production phase–research, the script, planning and organization, and auditions. Part II covers the rehearsal process–rehearsal rules, blocking, cues, prompting, information distribution, technical and dress rehearsals. Part III discusses the performance phase–calling the show, maintaining the director's work, working with understudies and replacements, and more.
Part IV provides insights into the organizational structure or some theaters and aspects of human behavior in those organizations. Many stage managers of long-running commercial productions believe that–once the show is up and running–only ten percent of their work is related to everything covered in Parts I, II and III. The other ninety percent is associated with issues in Part IV; i.e. "managing" human behavior and maintaining working relationships.
|2.||Planning and Organization||33|
|The Production Book||33|
|The Rehearsal Space||47|
|Supplies and Equipment||49|
|Daily Call Procedures||77|
|Stage Management Services||78|
|The Director's and Stage Management's Needs||79|
|Timing the Show||87|
|7.||Preparing for Technical and Dress Rehearsals||105|
|8.||Technical and Dress Rehearsals||113|
|Moving into the Theater||113|
|The Actors' Arrival||120|
|Running the Rehearsal||121|
|Cast and Crew Calls||135|
|Calling the Show||143|
|Maintaining the Show||145|
|Closing the Show||148|
|Part IV.||Human Behavior in Organizations||153|
|12.||Human Behavior in Organizations||163|
|Hierarchy of Needs||163|
Posted April 10, 2010
Easy to read and set up well. This book won't tell you every single thing that you need to know, but it will get you started off on the right foot. Excellent for someone interested in theatre or who is just starting out. Works well for actors as well in that it outlines what you should generally expect from your stage manager.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 10, 2006
I think this book is great for those who already have limited experience stage management. It by no means tells you everything, but has some great pointers and information that can help build on current skills.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 29, 2003
May be not the best choice if you're going to get into theatre. The book goes into great detail on subjects that are not necessary. The book does not give you enough knowledge to stage manage any show, community nor professional. I speak from experience. If you want to learn real stage managing find another book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 17, 2010
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