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Gail Pallin began her career in Stage Management at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, and has worked at many of the major rep theatres throughout Britain, including stage managing the first production of Road at the Royal Court Theatre, London. She now teaches Stage Management at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Stage Management: The Essential Handbook
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Stage Management: The Essential Handbook

Gail Pallin

The highly successful "Bible for any stage manager", 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.

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

Nick Hern Books  | 978-1-84842-014-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB