The Backstage Handbook

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


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


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 : 415 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015060113498


Technical Theater For Nontechnical People

Technical Theater For Nontechnical People

A veteran of entertainment in its many forms, Drew has written a similar book for film and television. He walks non-techies through finding a space, scenery, lighting, costumes, sound, coordinating sound and light, properties, stage management, and working with corporations.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Drew Campbell
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release : 2004-04
Total Pages : 273 Pages
ISBN : 9781581153446


Illustrated Theatre Production Guide

Illustrated Theatre Production Guide

This invaluable guide takes a step-by-step approach to the most common and popular theatre production practices and covers important issues related to the construction of wooden, fabric, plastic, and metal scenery used on the stage. This new edition of the Illustrated Theatre Production Guide uniquely shows you how to build scenery through detailed lessons and hundreds of drawings. The illustrations make this book like no other and offers solutions to problems that you face, from rigging and knot tying, to drapery folding and the most detailed information on metal framing available. Written for the community theatre worker who has to be a jack of all trades and the student who needs to learn the fundamentals, respected author John Holloway teaches in a way that covers the necessities but doesn't bog you down with heavy language and boring verbosity. New features in this book range from expanded information on metal framing and foam construction to brand new elements such as a chapter on stage management and an extremely helpful Website with videos -- meant to go along with the informative section on projects. These videos take you from the drawings and descriptions in the book to the video instructions that will help you learn visually. A must have for the theatre professional as a guide to refer back to over and over again.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : John Holloway
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2013-03-20
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781136082856


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


Collaborating Backstage

Collaborating Backstage

Collaboration is the most important facet of any theatrical company. From the performers on stage to the choreographers, designers and technicians working behind the scenes, this book considers all departments working on a production and instructs them on how to unify their individual skills towards a shared goal. From Vaudeville to classical opera, this book establishes the skills that each specialist brings to the production process before demonstrating how each individual contribution can be utilized in tandem with all other creative teams. With particular focus on enhancing interdepartmental communication, Collaborating Backstage examines all the challenges that may befall artistic companies and projects made up of many different parts. This book explains how to understand technical jargon within teams that speak a variety of languages and come from different cultural backgrounds; how to recognise and follow the 'unwritten rules' of theatre; and how best to achieve the ultimate creative potential of a team working completely in sync. Underpinned by incisive theories on performance, communication and creativity, Collaborating Backstage is full of helpful illustrations and innovative methods to achieve effective working relationships in the theatre.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Timo Niermann
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-02-21
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781350073098


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