The highly successful "Bible for any stage manager", now in a revised and updated edition.
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, and an essay on creativity in stage management.
‘A comprehensive guide for the aspiring stage manager’ Alan Ayckbourn