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This widely used manual for stage managers has been revised to
include new methods that employ computers and spread-sheet
software, automation in the theater, and contemporary event
managing. Whether you work in the amateur, educational, or
professional theater, you''ll find all the nuts and bolts of the
craft clearly laid out in this engaging, friendly book.
Author Thomas Kelly combines how-to information with personal
experiences of his own and of other top-level stage managers to
explain the entire theatrical process, including:
• Preproduction planning
• Organizing of all rehearsals and performances
• Maintaining of the technical aspects of the show
• Supervision of the technical aspects of the show
• Dealing with performers and crew members on all levels
And there''s good advice on finding employment, too. The text,
supported by many sample documents, diagrams, and charts, straddles
traditional approaches and the use of computers. It shows how the
communication skills of the stage manager can be applied with
success to event managing-a field that offers increasing
opportunities for work-and it explores the benefits and
disadvantages of the latest stage machinery.