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Back Stage Guide to Stage Management (3rd edition)

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Title: Back Stage Guide to Stage Management (3rd edition)
Author: Kelly, Thomas A.
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The person that holds together all of the production elements of theatre work is the stage manager. This is the person responsible for the form and discipline of rehearsal and performance, for maintaining working script, cue sheets and daily records. They are also responsible for the supervision of the technical and artistic aspects of production. In this book, an experienced stage manager discusses his craft from the standpoint of technical nuts and bolts information and insights drawn from his career in Broadway, Regional and Summer Stock. Various chapters discuss pre-production, the rehearsal period, technical rehearsals and mounting the show, maintaining a show, as well as offering detailed guidelines on how to get work. The text is supported by sample documents, diagrams, and charts showing the relationship of the stage manager to others in the theatrical chain of command.

The Most Widely Used Manual For Aspiring And Veteran Stage Managers - Now Revised and Expanded

The next best thing to shadowing a Broadway stage manager, this detailed, behind-the-scenes book as been brought completely up to date. First published in 1991, it is widely used and has been lauded as the most comprehensive, educational book on stage management available. From preproduction planning and first rehersals to opening night and final strike, all the essentials of the profession are presented here in a friendly, engaging style.

Blending how-to information with anecdotes from his own career, author Thomas A. Kelly explains the entire theatrical process, including:

- Organizing all rehearsals and performances
- Maintaining the working script, cue sheets, and daily records
- Supervising the technical aspects of the show
- Running shows outdoors and at other non-theatrical venues
- Dealing with performers and crew members on all levels

This new edition reflects all the latest developments and innovations in the industry and adds a totally new chapter on opera stage management, complete with an in-depth breakdown of the challenges this style of production presents. The text is supported by sample documents, diagrams, and charts that straddle time-honored approaches with what can be generated by today's computer software. All the latest stage machinery is discussed, along with tips on finding employment. This guide remians the first choice for anyone who works in any branch of the profession, whether amateur, educational, or professional.

Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publication date: 16/06/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780823098026
Publishing status: Active (web)
Back Stage Guide to Stage Management (3rd edition)