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 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


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


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


Stage Lighting Handbook

Stage Lighting Handbook

The Stage Lighting Handbook is well established as the classic practical lighting guide. The book explains the process of designing lighting for all forms of stage production and describes the equipment used. This new edition includes up-to-date information on new equipment and discusses its impact on working methods.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Francis Reid
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-18
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781135868215


Scenic Art For The Theatre

Scenic Art For The Theatre

Now in its Third Edition, Scenic Art for the Theatre: History, Tools and Techniques continues to be the most trusted source for both student and professional scenic artists. With new information on scenic design using Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and other digital imaging softwares this test expands to offer the developing artist more step-by-step instuction and more practical techniques for work in the field. It goes beyond detailing job functions and discussing techniques to serve as a trouble-shooting guide for the scenic artist, providing practical advice for everyday solutions.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Susan Crabtree
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2012-11-12
Total Pages : 414 Pages
ISBN : 9781136084294


Technical Design Solutions For Theatre

Technical Design Solutions For Theatre

The Technical Brief is a collection of single-focus articles on technical production solutions, published three times a year by the prestigious Yale School of Drama. The primary objective of the publication is to share creative solutions to technical problems so that fellow theatre technicians can avoid having to reinvent the wheel with each new challenge. The range of topics includes scenery, props, painting, electrics, sound and costumes. The articles each describe an approach, device, or technique that has been tested on stage or in a shop by students and professionals. Some articles included are: Building Authentic Elizabethan Ruffs; Simple and Inexpensive Stained Glass; A Quick-Load Floor Pulley Design; A Simple Approach to Stretching Drops; Flexi-Pitch Escape Stairs; Spot-Welding Scrim with Sobo; Handrail Armatures for a Grand Staircase; The Triscuit-Studwall Deck System; A Frameless Turntable; Stand on Stage: Minimum Weight, Maximum Effect; A Self-Paging Cable Tray; Roller Chain Turntable Drives; A Bench-Built XLR Cable Tester

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Ben Sammler
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2012-12-12
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781136082771