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Stage Management

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780205449736

ISBN10:
0205449735
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

The "bible" in the field of stage management, this text is a practical manual on how to stage manage in all theater environments. Making Things Run Smoothly; Characteristics of a Good Stage Manager; Getting the Play and Understanding It; Scheduling and Company Rules; Getting Acquainted with Your Theater; Expediting Auditions and Readings; Budgeting; Rehearsal Procedures; Keeping the Cast on Time; Department Management and Property Management; Lighting, Sound and Cueing; Supervision of Shifts; Running the Technical Rehearsal; Running the Show; Working with the House Manager; Keeping the Show in Hand; Closing and Moving/Touring; Organizing Information; Correspondence; Festivals; and Getting a Job. Stage management

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Preface to the Eighth Edition ix
Preface to the First Edition xi
1 Making Things Run Smoothly and What's in It for You
1(10)
A Point of Departure
2(1)
The Care and Feeding of the Amateur Stage Manager: A True Tale of the Theater
2(5)
What's in It for You?
7(3)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
10(1)
2 Characteristics of a Good Stage Manager
11(11)
Attributes of Good Stage Managers
11(7)
Communication/Management Skills
18(3)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
21(1)
3 Getting the Play and Understanding It
22(22)
The Prompt Script
25(6)
Understanding the Script
31(1)
Plots
32(5)
Area Lighting Diagrams
37(2)
Entrances and Exits
39(3)
Pronunciation Questions
42(1)
Special Effects
43(1)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
43(1)
4 Scheduling and Company Rules
44(15)
The Master Calendar
44(3)
Staff Meetings
47(1)
Rehearsal Schedules
48(5)
Company Rules
53(2)
The Callboard
55(3)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
58(1)
5 Getting Acquainted with Your Theater
59(22)
Who Does What?
59(7)
Personal Equipment for Stage Managers
66(3)
Stage Diagrams
69(2)
Circuit Breakers
71(2)
Diagram of Lighting Instruments
73(2)
Information Packets
75(5)
Suggested Classroom Exercises
80(1)
6 Expediting Auditions and Readings
81(24)
Working with Actors
83(1)
Posting Notes for Readings
84(5)
Accepting Resumes
89(2)
Controlling Scripts
91(1)
Obtaining Information
91(5)
Controlling Forms
96(1)
Preparing a Cast List
97(5)
Conducting the Deputy Election
102(2)
First Cast Meeting or Read-Through
104(1)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
104(1)
7 Budgeting
105(8)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
112(1)
8 Rehearsal Procedures
113(44)
Working with the Director during Rehearsal
113(3)
Preset Diagrams
116(1)
Rehearsals Away from Your Stage
117(1)
Your Rehearsal Call
118(1)
Rehearsal Duties
118(21)
Keeping Track of Rehearsals
139(1)
Accident Prevention and Reports
140(9)
Keeping a Do-List
149(4)
Avoiding Rehearsal Problems
153(3)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
156(1)
9 Keeping the Cast on Time
157(6)
Sign-In Sheets
158(3)
The Calls
161(1)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
162(1)
10 Department Management and Property Management 163(14)
The Stage Manager as Coordinator of Departments
163(1)
Property Management and You
164(1)
Property Persons Checklist
165(4)
Property Forms
169(7)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
176(1)
11 Supervision of Shifts 177(16)
Shift Plot Charts
177(5)
Take-In
182(1)
Crew Briefing
182(1)
Scene Dock
183(2)
Shift Inspection
185(1)
Scene Shift Diagrams
186(3)
Audience Caution
189(1)
Distribution of Scene Diagrams
189(1)
Upkeep of Sets
190(2)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
192(1)
12 Running the Technical Rehearsal 193(9)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
201(1)
13 Running the Show 202(14)
Checklists
202(3)
Giving Cues
205(6)
Cueing Equipment
211(1)
Timing Curtain Calls
212(2)
Walking the Curtain
214(1)
Access to the Control Booth
214(1)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
215(1)
14 Working with the House Manager 216(13)
Duties of the House Manager
217(4)
Blood-Borne Pathogens
221(3)
Rotating Duty Rosters
224(3)
VIP Lists
227(1)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
228(1)
15 Keeping the Show in Hand 229(6)
Long-Run "Improvements"
229(2)
Cast Morale
231(1)
Blocking Replacements and Rehearsing Understudies
232(1)
Upkeep of Sets and Costumes
233(1)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
234(1)
16 Closing and Moving/Touring 235(12)
Strike Plan
235(2)
Changeover Schedule
237(2)
Moving the Show
239(7)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
246(1)
17 Organizing Information 247(25)
Local Theater
247(1)
Newspapers and Magazines
247(3)
Guides to Goods and Services
250(3)
Contact File
253(1)
Books
253(2)
Keeping Current with the Technology of Theater
255(3)
Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
258(1)
Police, Fire, and Municipal Regulations
259(4)
Getting to Know the Unions
263(7)
Stage Managers' Association
270(1)
SMNetwork
270(1)
The Theatre Sound Mailing List
270(1)
Suggested Classroom Exercises
271(1)
18 Correspondence 272(4)
A Letter to the Next Stage Manager
272(1)
Critiques
273(1)
Letters of Recommendation
273(2)
Thank-You Notes
275(1)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
275(1)
19 Getting a Job 276(10)
Your First Job as Stage Manager
276(1)
Resumes
277(3)
Personal Mailing List
280(2)
Long-Range Goals
282(3)
Suggested Classroom Exercise
285(1)
Appendix A Production Checklist from a Stage Manager's Point of View: A Chronological Approach and Priorities 286(4)
Appendix B Forms 290(1)
Appendix C A Few Theater Stories 291(8)
Appendix D Websites of Interest to Stage Managers 299(7)
Appendix E What Would You Do? 306(4)
Glossary 310(23)
Reader's Comments Form 333(2)
Index 335


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