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Dressing the Part

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...THE CLOTHES THAT we wear in everyday life express our personalities and the same is true of actors. First impressions are particularly important in the theatre and costume offers the audience a short-cut to the heart of the character...

Looking the Part

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...GOOD MAKE-UP is invisible. The magic of theatre is to create an illusion of reality and make-up should be used to serve that purpose. Once you become aware of it, the spell is broken. Make-up is a complex art and there are many good books...

Publicity Matters

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...THEATRE NEEDS AN audience. There is no point in working for weeks on end to produce a show that only a handful of people come to see. The audience will not arrive by magic; they must be given accurate advance information, interested in what...

The Props Table

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...STAGE PROPERTIES OR ‘props’, is the term that covers practically everything on the set that is not nailed down – from the pictures on the walls to the contents of a handbag. Much of the work is done well before the week of performance...

The Final Countdown

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...I HAVE YET to meet anyone involved with amateur theatre who actually likes a tech. This rehearsal is vital for the smooth running of the actual performance and it can also be the most fraught. There are many things to be tried out...

Set Design

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...IT IS IMPOSSIBLE to begin rehearsals of a play without having a clear idea of the set that you will be working on. As a director, you need to know where the exits and entrances are likely to be, where the windows are, if any, and whether...

Let There Be Light!

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...LIGHTING IS AN essential ingredient of theatre magic, yet it is often sadly neglected. Many amateur directors are technophobic and prefer to leave the cables and sockets to someone else. This section will not turn you into an electrician...

Law and the Theatre

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...THE MAKE-BELIEVE world of theatre does not escape from the law of the land and amateurs are no exception. The following chapter includes some of the legislation that affects your production, but is by no means exhaustive, so be careful...

Superstitions

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...THEATRE IS AN uncertain business, and unlike cinema, there are no retakes when lines are fluffed, or a handle comes off in your hand – what happens, happens. Every performance, professional or amateur, is an adventure. It is hardly...

The Assistant Director

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...THE ROLE OF assistant director in amateur theatre varies considerably, not simply from group to group, but between different directors. Sometimes there is an assistant and a prompt, sometimes one person fills both roles. An assistant can...