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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...

Methods: Curating

Katalin Trencsényi

Katalin Trencsényi is a London-based dramaturg. She completed her PhD in Philosophy (Aesthetics) at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. As a freelance dramaturg, Katalin has worked with the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, the Courtyard Theatre, Deafinitely Theatre, Corali Dance Company, and Company of Angels amongst others. Katalin co-founded the Dramaturgs’ Network with Hanna Slättne in 2001, and has worked on its various committees ever since. From 2010 to 2012 Katalin served as President of the Dramaturgs’ Network. Katalin is one of the contributors to the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy (2014). Her monograph on contemporary dramaturgical practices, Dramaturgy in the Making, is to be published by Bloomsbury in 2015. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dramaturgy in the Making : A User’s Guide for Theatre Practitioners

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The choice of the plays is no trifle . . . Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim (1962), Hamburg Dramaturgy, with a new introduction by Victor Lange, New York: Dover Publications, Preface, p. 3. Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim...

Contemporary 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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...The core job of the stage manager has not changed radically over the last 60 or so years. The stage manager today must still be a motivated, well-organised and creative individual, able to communicate effectively with everyone involved...

SNAPSHOT #1

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a theatre theatre director and playwright. He is the Director of Fluxx, the improvisation company, and Co-Director of Rideout and Livestock. He is the author of House of Games, The Improvisation Game and For Those Who Like To Say No. He has taught at a range of colleges and institutions including University of Warwick and Staffordshire University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The idea of ensemble stands as a necessary corrective to prevailing notions of the desirability of personal advancement through individual achievement. There's a battle always between these two pole stars for influence within the theatre...

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Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...I am standing in a fixed stance, my right knee is bent so that most of my weight is on my right foot, the inside of the ball of my left foot is the point of its contact with the floor, my left knee is bent as if broken at the joint...

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Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a theatre theatre director and playwright. He is the Director of Fluxx, the improvisation company, and Co-Director of Rideout and Livestock. He is the author of House of Games, The Improvisation Game and For Those Who Like To Say No. He has taught at a range of colleges and institutions including University of Warwick and Staffordshire University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Narrative Images calls on a drama technique that smacks of educational theatre from the 1960s and 1970s but here is re-engineered for a different purpose. The technique is ‘sculpting’; where one actor takes another and moulds him or her...
...Introduction: Reality television’s ‘performative contracts’ The impact that reality television has had on television production and consumption, both in the UK and internationally...

‘Self-With-Others’: A psychophysical approach to training the individual in ensemble

John Britton

John Britton is Artistic Director of DUENDE, an international performance group dedicated to ensemble-based, interdisciplinary new work. Between 2004 and 2011 he was Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, where for a number of years he ran an innovative practice-based MA in Ensemble Physical Theatre. He still retains a research affiliation to the University of Huddersfield and is one of the only academic-pracitioners in the UK with a specific research focus and practice in the training and directing of ensemble theatre. Britton has a continuing international practice as a trainer and director of ensembles. Recent workshops have taken place in Mexico, Slovenia, France, Germany, Greece, Sweden, China, Portugal, Australia as well as the UK. Britton has extensive experience as a director, performer and writer of physical, interdisciplinary and text-based work. In 2013 he will teach, perform and direct in India for two months, as well as continuing to run DUENDE's programme of workshops and intensive, rural, residential training events. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encountering Ensemble

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...We start, standing in a circle.We make the circle as precise in shape as we can; evenly spaced, no one hanging back or pushing forward. We stand calmly, with body relaxed; listening, looking. We meet each other's eyes. Perhaps we smile...

‘The organic and the technical’: A psychophysical approach to television acting

Tom Cantrell

Dr Tom Cantrell is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York, UK. He has published on modern British drama on stage and screen, documentary theatre and acting processes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Exploring Television Acting

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018

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...Introduction Jason Watkins is a familiar face on British television and has been particularly associated with his comic roles...

Example classes (DVD: Exercise 34)

Jackie Snow

Jackie Snow is Senior Lecturer in Acting, at Manchester School of Heart. Previously the Head of Movement at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she trained at the London College of Dance and Drama (Dance) Guildhall School of Music and Drama (movement for Actors) where she went on to train actors for 20 years before coming to RADA. Other teaching includes BADA, LAMDA, Rose Bruford and Regents University (Virginia, USA). She has worked extensively in the theatre having been Master of Movement at the Globe Theatre for three years. She also teaches for the British American Drama Academy summer school and works with actors as a movement consultant on feature films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movement Training for Actors

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...The following classes are about one and a half hours long. Class 1 This class can be done early on in the training, or revisited at different times during training. There is often a need to revisit the early work...