Stage Management

ISBN-10: 0205335314
ISBN-13: 9780205335312
Edition: 7th 2002
Authors: Lawrence Stern
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Book details

List price: $67.20
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 362
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Foreword
Preface to the Eighth Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Making Things Run Smoothly and What's in It for You
A Point of Departure
The Care and Feeding of the Amateur Stage Manager: A True Tale of the Theater
What's in It for You?
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Characteristics of a Good Stage Manager
Attributes of Good Stage Managers
Communication/Management Skills
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Getting the Play and Understanding It
The Prompt Script
Understanding the Script
Plots
Area Lighting Diagrams
Entrances and Exits
Pronunciation Questions
Special Effects
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Scheduling and Company Rules
The Master Calendar
Staff Meetings
Rehearsal Schedules
Company Rules
The Callboard
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Getting Acquainted with Your Theater
Who Does What?
Personal Equipment for Stage Managers
Stage Diagrams
Circuit Breakers
Diagram of Lighting Instruments
Information Packets
Suggested Classroom Exercises
Expediting Auditions and Readings
Working with Actors
Posting Notes for Readings
Accepting Resumes
Controlling Scripts
Obtaining Information
Controlling Forms
Preparing a Cast List
Conducting the Deputy Election
First Cast Meeting or Read-Through
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Budgeting
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Rehearsal Procedures
Working with the Director during Rehearsal
Preset Diagrams
Rehearsals Away from Your Stage
Your Rehearsal Call
Rehearsal Duties
Keeping Track of Rehearsals
Accident Prevention and Reports
Keeping a Do-List
Avoiding Rehearsal Problems
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Keeping the Cast on Time
Sign-In Sheets
The Calls
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Department Management and Property Management
The Stage Manager as Coordinator of Departments
Property Management and You
Property Person's Checklist
Property Forms
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Supervision of Shifts
Shift Plot Charts
Take-In
Crew Briefing
Scene Dock
Shift Inspection
Scene Shift Diagrams
Audience Caution
Distribution of Scene Diagrams
Upkeep of Sets
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Running the Technical Rehearsal
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Running the Show
Checklists
Giving Cues
Cueing Equipment
Timing Curtain Calls
Walking the Curtain
Access to the Control Booth
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Working with the House Manager
Duties of the House Manager
Blood-Borne Pathogens
Rotating Duty Rosters
VIP Lists
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Keeping the Show in Hand
Long-Run "Improvements"
Cast Morale
Blocking Replacements and Rehearsing Understudies
Upkeep of Sets and Costumes
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Closing and Moving/Touring
Strike Plan
Changeover Schedule
Moving the Show
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Organizing Information
Local Theater
Newspapers and Magazines
Guides to Goods and Services
Contact File
Books
Keeping Current with the Technology of Theater
Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
Police, Fire, and Municipal Regulations
Getting to Know the Unions
Stage Managers' Association
SMNetwork
The Theatre Sound Mailing List
Suggested Classroom Exercises
Correspondence
A Letter to the Next Stage Manager
Critiques
Letters of Recommendation
Thank-You Notes
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Getting a Job
Your First Job as Stage Manager
Resumes
Personal Mailing List
Long-Range Goals
Suggested Classroom Exercise
Production Checklist from a Stage Manager's Point of View: A Chronological Approach and Priorities
Forms
A Few Theater Stories
Websites of Interest to Stage Managers

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