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Backstage Guide to Stage Management Traditional and New Methods for Running a Show from First Rehearsal to Last Performance

ISBN-10: 0823088103
ISBN-13: 9780823088102
Edition: 2nd 1999
Authors: Thomas Kelly
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Description: This guide to stage management, aimed at aspiring stage managers, features all they need to know when staging a production, including methods which employ computer technology.

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List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

This guide to stage management, aimed at aspiring stage managers, features all they need to know when staging a production, including methods which employ computer technology.

Thomas Kelly worked in construction, graduated from Fordham & Harvard, then served as Mayor David N. Dinkins' liaison the labor unions. A Teamster, he writes for "Esquire" & the "Daily News". His first novel, "Payback", has been adapted by David Mamet for a feature film.

Forewordp. 8
Preface to the Second Editionp. 10
Introductionp. 16
What Does a Stage Manager Do?p. 19
Preproductionp. 27
Stage Managers and Computersp. 57
The First Rehearsalp. 71
The Rehearsal Periodp. 98
Automationp. 120
Load-In and Technical Rehearsalsp. 131
Previews and Opening Nightp. 158
Maintaining and Running a Showp. 165
Closing Night and Touringp. 179
Career Informationp. 187
Conclusionp. 194
Appendixesp. 197
Definitions of a Stage Managerp. 198
Sample Production Schedulesp. 203
Sample Contact Sheetsp. 211
Production Meeting Notesp. 215
Rehearsal Schedules and Scene Breakdownsp. 218
Rehearsal Report Formp. 231
Sample Cue Sheetsp. 232
Tracking Sheet and Prop Listp. 236
Technical Rehearsal Schedulesp. 243
Cue Lightsp. 249
Actors' Equity Association Work Rulesp. 259
Performance Report Formsp. 266
Production Schedules for Touring/Closing a Showp. 269
Spreadsheet of a Production Schedulep. 276
Site Survey for an Event at Yankee Stadiump. 277
Basic Guide to a Site Survey for an Outdoor Eventp. 279
Scheduling and Running Events in Hotel Situationsp. 280
Discussion Agenda for Planning and Producing a Performance in a Nonperformance Space, Along with Load-In and Trucking Schedulep. 283
Schedule for Outdoor Party and Concert in New York's Bryant Parkp. 288
Glossaryp. 291
Suggested Readingsp. 298
Indexp. 301
About the Authorp. 304
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