The Stage Management Handbook

The Stage Management Handbook

by Daniel Ionazzi

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558702356
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 04/15/1992
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 228,346
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Part I.Pre-Production13
1.Research15
The Script15
Production Environment20
2.Planning and Organization33
The Production Book33
Rehearsal Schedules35
New Plays45
Production Meetings46
The Rehearsal Space47
Supplies and Equipment49
3.Auditions69
Part II.Rehearsals75
4.Rehearsal Rules77
Daily Call Procedures77
Stage Management Services78
The Director's and Stage Management's Needs79
5.Managing Rehearsals81
Blocking Notation81
Rehearsal Cues84
Prompting85
Timing the Show87
6.Information Distribution101
Rehearsal Reports102
7.Preparing for Technical and Dress Rehearsals105
Paper Tech106
Dry Tech108
Dress Parade109
8.Technical and Dress Rehearsals113
Moving into the Theater113
Performance Checklist116
The Actors' Arrival120
Running the Rehearsal121
Part III.Performance131
9.Pre-Performance133
Checklist133
Cast and Crew Calls135
Front-of-House135
10.The Performance143
Calling the Show143
Performance Reports145
Maintaining the Show145
Backstage Etiquette148
Closing the Show148
Part IV.Human Behavior in Organizations153
11.Organizational Structure155
Functional Organization155
Project Organization156
The Matrix157
12.Human Behavior in Organizations163
Hierarchy of Needs163
Two-Factor Theory165
In Conclusion166
Bibliography167
Appendix171
Index185

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Stage Management Handbook 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.