Stage Managing Chaos

Stage Managing Chaos

by Jackie Harvey, Tim Kelleher


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476666648
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2016
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jackie Harvey trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and was a stage manager in provincial repertory and BBC television before joining the National Theatre Company in 1969, in the historic Old Vic Theatre. Tim Kelleher is a freelance editor and researcher based in London, with experience working on academic texts, medical publications, and personal memoirs.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Original Program for the 1971 Production at London's Old Vic Theatre ix

Preface Jackie Harvey 1

Introduction Tim Kelleher 5

Stage Manager's Diary 13

First Meetings 14

Week 1 "From the moment I chose you I closed my eyes" 17

Week 2 "Lost in a labyrinth" 24

Week 3 "Psychology in the theatre" 34

Week 4 "My problem, not theirs" 42

Week 5 "A definite, clear, positive vision" 56

Week 6 "Intellectual masturbation" 67

Week 7 "It is better without underpants" 84

Week 8 "Live baby crocodiles" 100

Week 9 "We had completely forgotten about him" 119

Press Clippings 133

Recollections 137

Anthony Hopkins (the Emperor) 138

Jim Dale (the Architect) 145

Jackie Harvey (Stage Manager) 150

Jean-Norman Benedetti (Translator) 152

Douglas Cornelissen (General Stage Manager) 154

Marc Wilkinson (Music and Sound) 156

Amanda Ducket (Assistant Stage Manager) 157

Antony Horder (Sound Technician) 159

Report on Rehearsals by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (1975) 161

A Scenography of Light, by Brian Arnott (The Drama Review, 1973) 181

Index 191

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