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This essential handbook is aimed at students, graduates, and all aspirants to stage managership, whether amateur or professional, whether the production is on a large or small scale. "The clearest and most practical comprehensive work on the subject that I have seen."--The Stage
How do you develop the craft and skills of stage management for today's theatre industry? And how can these same skills be applied in a variety of entertainment settings to help you develop a rewarding and successful career? Drawing on his diverse experience working with companies from across the performing arts spectrum in venues from the Hollywood Bowl to the Barbican Centre in London, Michael Vitale offers a practical resource on the art of stage management for new and established stage managers. Besides providing detailed coverage of the role within theatre, the book uniquely explores the field of stage management in numerous branches of the entertainment industry. From theatre, opera, and theme parks, to cruise ships, special events, and dance, stage managers are an integral part of keeping productions running, and this book offers guidance on each distinct area to equip you for a varied and successful career. Written with candour and filled with real-world examples, the book examines the nuts and bolts of the job at each stage of the production process: from preproduction, room rehearsal, technical rehearsal, through to running the show. Vitale considers the skills needed to work with a myriad of different people, explores the traits of a successful stage manager, and helps you to hone and evaluate your own practice. Whether you are exploring the field for the first time or are a veteran looking to diversify your resumé, Introduction to the Art of Stage Management will provide insight, practical information, and useful tips to help along the way. An accompanying Companion Website features a range of time-saving templates and forms, such as schedule templates and scene samples.
First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Without assuming any intrinsic prior knowledge of the theatrical field and its associated, specialized terminology, Stage Management Basics covers every aspect of the stage management, from reading a script, meeting with a director and theatre staff, and auditioning, to constructing green digital scripts, communication best practices, and opening night protocol. Additionally, this book features multiple appendices containing stage management form templates, blank version of which are available on its companion website. This book touches on basic principles for stage management for theatre, dance, and opera productions.
QUESTIONS ABOUT STAGE MANAGEMENT? Contact the author: [email protected] Subject: Question for Author.****************EXAMINATION COPIES (pdf files) available to teachers. Contact the Author: [email protected] from educational email site; include teacher name, course under consideration, school. Subject: Examination request.
A book of workshops introducing young people to the processes behind the scenes of one of Britain’s best-known and loved theaters. Each workshop is based on actual work led by professional directors at the Young Vic and includes ideas for enthusing young actors and directors with the possibilities of theater—with insights from actors and directors who have worked at the theater, including Jude Law and Joseph Fiennes. Ruth Little is Associate Artistic Director of the Young Vic Theater.

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