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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...

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...

On Reflection

Alex Clifton

Alex Clifton has worked as an assistant director at the Royal National Theatre; resident director at English National Opera; and freelance theatre and opera director. He is now an Acting Tutor at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), specialising in teaching Stanislavski’s technique. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Higher Education and a trustee of the International Schools’ Theatre Association. Alex is co-founder and Artistic Director of The Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, the UK’s leading open air theatre outside London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Actor’s Workbook : A Practical Guide to Training, Rehearsing and Devising + Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...As you work, keep a journal. Get a book and write, draw, stick stuff into it. You might write reminders to your future self – notes you think you might need in time to come. You might write to yourself as you are now – noting your tensions,...

Last to Go

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Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Grove Press, 1994

Grove Atlantic Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (2), Female (0), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Last to Go, Request Stop and Special Offer were performed in the revue Pieces of Eight, which opened at the Apollo Theatre, London, in September 1959...
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...Dava Sobel’s thoughtful play brings to life the story of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance astronomer and mathematician who proposed the heliocentric model of the universe in which the Sun stands at the center. Plagued by self-doubt...

Last to Go

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (2), Female (0), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Last to Go, Request Stop and Special Offer were performed in the revue Pieces of Eight, which opened at the Apollo Theatre, London, in September 1959...

Special Offer

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (1), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Special Offer, Last to Go and Request Stop were performed in the revue Pieces of Eight, which opened at the Apollo Theatre, London, on 23 September 1959...