The Backstage Handbook

Backstage Handbook

Backstage Handbook

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Genre : Stage machinery
Author : Paul Carter
Publisher :
Release : 1994
Total Pages : 309 Pages
ISBN : 091174729X


Backstage Handbook

Backstage Handbook

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Paul Carter
Publisher : Ingram
Release : 1994
Total Pages : 309 Pages
ISBN : UCSC:32106017557569


Backstage Handbook

Backstage Handbook

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Genre : Stage machinery
Author : Paul Carter
Publisher :
Release : 1988
Total Pages : 253 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X001478320


The Back Stage Actor S Handbook

The Back Stage Actor S Handbook

An indispensable reference for actors, singers, and dancers, The Back Stage Actor's Handbook has been totally updated to guide tomorrow's performing artist to success.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Sherry Eaker
Publisher : Backstage Books
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 430 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015060113498


Directing A Handbook For Emerging Theatre Directors

Directing A Handbook For Emerging Theatre Directors

The theatre director is one of the most critical roles in a successful drama company, yet there are no formal qualifications required for entry into this profession. This practical guide for emerging theatre directors answers all the key questions from the very beginning of your career to key stages as you establish your credentials and get professionally recognized. It analyzes the director's role through relationships with the actors, author, designer, production manager and creative teams and provides vital advice for "on-the-job" situations where professional experience is invaluable. The book also provides an overview of the many approaches to acting methodology without focusing on any in particular to allow the director to develop their own unique methods of working with any actor's style. Each chapter includes these key features: * Introduces important theories, identifies practitioners and provides key reading to provide an overview of historic and current practice. * Interviews with leading practitioners and emerging directors. * Suggested exercises to develop the director's own approach and practical skills.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Rob Swain
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2011-09-29
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781408156629


The Stage Management Handbook

The Stage Management Handbook

The stage manager is the renaissance man of the theater. He or she must have a working knowledge of how the various technical aspects of the theater work (scenery, props, costumes, lights and sound), be part director, part playwright, part designer and part producer, and be prepared to act as confidant, counselor and confessor to everyone else in the company. This book addresses all of these considerations in detail and offers the reader–professional or amateur, veteran or beginner–helpful guidance and practical advice, supported by many forms and examples to illustrate the points covered in the text. The three phrases of mounting and performing a show are covered. Part I takes the reader through the pre-production phase–research, the script, planning and organization, and auditions. Part II covers the rehearsal process–rehearsal rules, blocking, cues, prompting, information distribution, technical and dress rehearsals. Part III discusses the performance phase–calling the show, maintaining the director's work, working with understudies and replacements, and more. Part IV provides insights into the organizational structure or some theaters and aspects of human behavior in those organizations. Many stage managers of long-running commercial productions believe that–once the show is up and running–only ten percent of their work is related to everything covered in Parts I, II and III. The other ninety percent is associated with issues in Part IV; i.e. "managing" human behavior and maintaining working relationships.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Daniel Ionazzi
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1992-04-15
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781440328800


Stagecraft 1

Stagecraft 1

Twenty chapters detailing all of the fundamentals -- everything the aspiring stage technician needs to know to get started in backstage work! All sections highlighted with photographs, illustrations and diagrams. Major topics include: stage and rigging; production staff; properties; sound; lumber, tools and hardware; scenery construction; lighting instruments; control of light and colour; electricity and devices. The what, when and why of all backstage equipment and how to use it to maximum effect with safety, speed and efficiency.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : William H. Lord
Publisher : Meriwether Pub
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 162 Pages
ISBN : IND:30000079165266


Drafting For The Theatre

Drafting For The Theatre

In this newly revised second edition, veteran stage designers and technical directors Dennis Dorn and Mark Shanda introduce industry-standard drafting and designing practices with step-by-step discussions, illustrations, worksheets, and problems to help students develop and refine drafting and other related skills needed for entertainment set production work. By incorporating the foundational principles of both hand- and computer-drafting approaches throughout the entire book, the authors illustrate how to create clear and detailed drawings that advance the production process. Early chapters focus on the basics of geometric constructions, orthographic techniques, soft-line sketching applications, lettering, and dimensioning. Later chapters discuss real-life applications of production drawing and ancillary skills such as time and material estimation and shop-drawing nomenclature. Two chapters detail a series of design and shop drawings required to mount a specific design project, providing a guided path through both phases of the design/construction process. Most chapters conclude with one or more worksheets or problems that provide readers with an opportunity to test their understanding of the material presented. The authors' discussion of universal CAD principles throughout the manuscript provides a valuable foundation that can be used in any computer-based design, regardless of the software. Dorn and Shanda treat the computer as another drawing tool, like the pencil or T-square, but one that can help a knowledgeable drafter potentially increase personal productivity and accuracy when compared to traditional hand-drafting techniques. Drafting for the Theatre, second edition assembles in one book all the principal types of drawings, techniques, and conventional wisdom necessary for the production of scenic drafting, design, and shop drawings. It is richly illustrated with numerous production examples and is fully indexed to assist students and technicians in finding important information. It is structured to support a college-level course in drafting, but will also serve as a handy reference for the working theatre professional.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Dennis Dorn
Publisher : SIU Press
Release : 2012-02-23
Total Pages : 372 Pages
ISBN : 9780809387731


Backstage Forms

Backstage Forms

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Genre : Stage management
Author : Paul Carter
Publisher : Datarule Publishing Company
Release : 1990
Total Pages : 166 Pages
ISBN : IND:30000021413616


Stage Rigging Handbook

Stage Rigging Handbook

Succinct and jargon free, Stage Rigging Handbook remains the only book in any language that covers the design, operation, and maintenance of stage rigging equipment. It is written in an at-a-glance outline form, yet contains in-depth information available nowhere else. This second edition includes two new parts: the first, and expanded discussion of the forces and loads on stage rigging components and the structure supporting them; the second, an examination of block and tackle rigging. The remaining four parts contain numerous revisions. Explaining his purpose, Jay O. Glerum points out that four main principles make up the core of this book: know the rigging system; know that it is in safe working order; know how to use it; keep your concentration. Glerum applies these principles to all of the major types of stage rigging systems, including block and tackle, hemp, counterweight, and motorized. He describes each type of rigging, then thoroughly reviews the operating procedures and ways of inspecting existing systems.

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Genre : Reference
Author : Jay O. Glerum
Publisher :
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 231 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015039052363