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'Not only are the manuals attractive, they are practical, concise and free from theories.' (Times Educational Supplement)

About the Author

David Mayer, the Series Editor, is Head of the Department of Drama at Manchester University. Pauline Menear teaches Stage Management at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. Terry Hawkins has worked extensively in theatre administration, most recently at the Oxford Stage Company and London's Young Vic Theatre.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; Rev ed. edition (January 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714825166
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714825168
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,293,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This manual is a no-frills Introduction to Stage Management and Theater Admistration. It can also be used as a reference guide. The check lists are complete and the language is very simple. I like the fact that it deals with what you are expected to do, how you should go about it, without being preachy. You get the job description, that's it. A great manual to build experience off of.
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This manual has been designed to meet the needs of those working in the non-professional theatre--students, teachers, and members of amateur dramatic societies. This valuable tool enables those with little experience in theater to produce plays using professional production standards and eliminate some of the stresses and frustrations that are a result of poor organization and preparation. The author begins by establishing a framework for the stage management team, in which 2-12 members take on specific responsibilities. Tasks for each member of the team are spelled out as they relate to each step of the production process: pre-rehearsal, rehearsal, tech week, the run, and post-production. Specific instructions are given for preparing the rehearsal area and making emergency kits, marking the set, creating and marking the prompt script, conducting business meetings, marketing, loading in and fitting up the final set, rehearsing scene changes, setting light and sound cues, and conducting the costume parade, dress rehearsal, and opening night. The well-conceived photographs, illustrations, charts, schedules, and checklists graphically demonstrate each step in the production process. This is great book to have handy for novices who need some clear-cut guidelines.
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This book was designed to meet the needs of those working in non-professional theatre, that is students and undergraduates, school teachers, and members of amateur dramatic and operatic societies.

The authors lay out clearly the roles and responsibilies of the entire production team, specifically charting their tasks over a six week production period, including all aspects of pre and post production. Included is a flow chart which shows the heirarchy of supervision and accountability for the entire production staff.

Each chapter is filled with detailed explanations of procedures, equipment, and practical advice, providing numerous illustrations, charts, and sample forms. Of special value is the emphasis on the role played by the stage manager in bringing cohesion, professionalism, and comaraderie to the production process.

There is a lot packed into this 128-page book that will help any production team handle the stresses of production productively and creatively. Those already experienced in theatre production will find it useful in passing this knowledge on to those less experienced than themselves.
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