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The Stage Manager as Manager

Peter Maccoy

Peter Maccoy has been a professional theatre practitioner for over 25 years. He has worked as a stage manager for many theatre companies including The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, The National Theatre, the Chichester Festival, the Peter Hall Company, the Almeida and MuLan Theatre Company. He has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama since 1993. His Essentials of Stage Management was published by Methuen Drama in 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essentials of Stage Management

A & C Black Ltd, 2004

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...Manager! There is a word that strikes fear into the heart of stage managers everywhere, yet it forms 50% of the job title. Of course that is exactly what stage managers are – managers: managers of people, managers of places, managers...

The Production Period

Peter Maccoy

Peter Maccoy has been a professional theatre practitioner for over 25 years. He has worked as a stage manager for many theatre companies including The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, The National Theatre, the Chichester Festival, the Peter Hall Company, the Almeida and MuLan Theatre Company. He has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama since 1993. His Essentials of Stage Management was published by Methuen Drama in 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essentials of Stage Management

A & C Black Ltd, 2004

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...The production period starts with the ‘get-in’ (‘load-in’ in the US) and ‘fit-up’ and continues until the opening night. The level of involvement of stage management in the early stages will depend on the scale of the production...

Preparing for Rehearsals

Peter Maccoy

Peter Maccoy has been a professional theatre practitioner for over 25 years. He has worked as a stage manager for many theatre companies including The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, The National Theatre, the Chichester Festival, the Peter Hall Company, the Almeida and MuLan Theatre Company. He has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama since 1993. His Essentials of Stage Management was published by Methuen Drama in 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essentials of Stage Management

A & C Black Ltd, 2004

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...It is important to get off to a good start; the initial impression that a stage manager makes is likely to stay with them until the end. Set off on the wrong foot and it will be much harder to win the trust of the creative and production...

Stage Properties

Peter Maccoy

Peter Maccoy has been a professional theatre practitioner for over 25 years. He has worked as a stage manager for many theatre companies including The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, The National Theatre, the Chichester Festival, the Peter Hall Company, the Almeida and MuLan Theatre Company. He has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama since 1993. His Essentials of Stage Management was published by Methuen Drama in 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essentials of Stage Management

A & C Black Ltd, 2004

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...Stage management are traditionally responsible for acquiring and managing stage properties (props) and furniture. This acquisition of props is referred to as ‘propping’. The level of this responsibility will vary according to several...
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...The story of Curt Herzstark, an Austrian industrialist and concentration camp prisoner who was sent by the Nazis to an underground salt mine during the war. While in captivity, he continued his experiments with a device that would...

The Waiting List

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Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2002

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...The Waiting List is one of Owen McCafferty’s early monologue plays in which an unnamed male narrator frets that his name may be included on a paramilitary hit list. Set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, our Catholic...

Safe Practice

Peter Maccoy

Peter Maccoy has been a professional theatre practitioner for over 25 years. He has worked as a stage manager for many theatre companies including The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, The National Theatre, the Chichester Festival, the Peter Hall Company, the Almeida and MuLan Theatre Company. He has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama since 1993. His Essentials of Stage Management was published by Methuen Drama in 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essentials of Stage Management

A & C Black Ltd, 2004

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...In the United Kingdom and European Union all employees have both rights and obligations under health and safety legislation. Stage management rarely have overall responsibility for Health and Safety on a production, but are nevertheless...

Truth and ‘Truthiness’ in acting the real

Exploring Television Acting

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018

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...Introduction – ‘the documentary moment’ From 2007 to 2010, I was Principal Investigator for the University of Reading/AHRC project, ‘Acting with Facts’. All quotations from ‘Acting...

I Won’t Dance – Don’t Ask Me

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Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2002

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...An early short monologue play from Northern Irish writer Owen McCafferty. It’s four o’clock in the morning and middle-aged Gus McMahon can’t sleep. He’s drinking a can of Guinness and begins a rambling monologue to his...

The Rehearsal Period

Peter Maccoy

Peter Maccoy has been a professional theatre practitioner for over 25 years. He has worked as a stage manager for many theatre companies including The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, The National Theatre, the Chichester Festival, the Peter Hall Company, the Almeida and MuLan Theatre Company. He has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama since 1993. His Essentials of Stage Management was published by Methuen Drama in 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essentials of Stage Management

A & C Black Ltd, 2004

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...The purpose of rehearsal is for the cast and director to define and identify both the emotional and the physical journey through a text, and then to refine and consolidate this. This process may involve a great deal of experimentation...