Stage Management - The Essential Handbook

Stage Management - The Essential Handbook $19.99

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Gail Pallin

Published by Nick Hern Books

This highly successful "Bible for any stage manager" is now revised and updated ...

The stage manager is at the core of every successful theatre production

He or she organises, manages and runs rehearsals and performances; researches and procures the props and furniture; and provides a creative information flow between the production and design departments

This handbook is aimed at students, graduates and all those who aspire to stage management, whether amateur or professional, on a large or small scale

Complete with illustrations, diagrams and helpful checklists, it takes the reader through a typical production, week by week

Other useful topics covered are ...

Team dynamics and job roles Theatre unions Health and Safety legislation The job market Information and communication technology Production templates Management techniques and interpersonal skills

As well as updated information and resources throughout, this New Edition includes two brand new chapters ...

Case studies of professional stage managers and producers working in the field An essay on creativity in stage management


"The clearest and most practical comprehensive work on the subject that I have seen" ~ The Stage

"A comprehensive guide for the aspiring stage manager" ~ Alan Ayckbourn

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