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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...

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,...

Personnel Management and Human Resources

Jim Volz

Dr. Jim Volz is a Professor of Theatre at California State University, Fullerton, USA, and an international arts consultant and producer. He served as a longtime critic for New York’s Back Stage and is the founding editor of the Shakespeare Theatre Association’s international publication, Quarto. He has produced over 100 professional productions, consulted for over 100 arts institutions and published more than 100 articles on arts management, arts criticism, Shakespeare, and theatre. He was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre in 2014. He is the author of How to Run a Theatre and Working in American Theatre (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introduction to Arts Management

Methuen Drama, 2017

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...“The only one that is wiser than anyone is everyone.” Company management Introduction Non-profit arts groups are generally notorious when it comes to taking advantage of, ignoring, or even abusing their number one resource...

Strategic Planning for the Arts

Jim Volz

Dr. Jim Volz is a Professor of Theatre at California State University, Fullerton, USA, and an international arts consultant and producer. He served as a longtime critic for New York’s Back Stage and is the founding editor of the Shakespeare Theatre Association’s international publication, Quarto. He has produced over 100 professional productions, consulted for over 100 arts institutions and published more than 100 articles on arts management, arts criticism, Shakespeare, and theatre. He was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre in 2014. He is the author of How to Run a Theatre and Working in American Theatre (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introduction to Arts Management

Methuen Drama, 2017

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...“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim.When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” Strategic planning for successful arts operations Why does your institution need a strategic plan...

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...

An Overview of Arts Management and Life Management

Jim Volz

Dr. Jim Volz is a Professor of Theatre at California State University, Fullerton, USA, and an international arts consultant and producer. He served as a longtime critic for New York’s Back Stage and is the founding editor of the Shakespeare Theatre Association’s international publication, Quarto. He has produced over 100 professional productions, consulted for over 100 arts institutions and published more than 100 articles on arts management, arts criticism, Shakespeare, and theatre. He was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre in 2014. He is the author of How to Run a Theatre and Working in American Theatre (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introduction to Arts Management

Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction This is an exhilarating time for the arts as opportunistic entrepreneurs in the performing and visual arts are creating new work, envisioning ambitious artistic projects, and re-exploring the classics while seizing...

Budgeting and Financial Management

Jim Volz

Dr. Jim Volz is a Professor of Theatre at California State University, Fullerton, USA, and an international arts consultant and producer. He served as a longtime critic for New York’s Back Stage and is the founding editor of the Shakespeare Theatre Association’s international publication, Quarto. He has produced over 100 professional productions, consulted for over 100 arts institutions and published more than 100 articles on arts management, arts criticism, Shakespeare, and theatre. He was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre in 2014. He is the author of How to Run a Theatre and Working in American Theatre (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introduction to Arts Management

Methuen Drama, 2017

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...“Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions.” Budget basics: A to Z a. Protect your institution and live up to the confidence that the city, county, state...