Backstage Handbook

Backstage Handbook
Author: Paul Carter
Publsiher: Ingram
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106017557569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Backstage Handbook

Backstage Handbook
Author: Paul Carter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X001478320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Directing a Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors

Directing   a Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors
Author: Rob Swain
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-29
ISBN 10: 1408156628
ISBN 13: 9781408156629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directing a Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors Book Review:

The theatre director is one of the most critical roles in a successful drama company, yet there are no formal qualifications required for entry into this profession. This practical guide for emerging theatre directors answers all the key questions from the very beginning of your career to key stages as you establish your credentials and get professionally recognized. It analyzes the director's role through relationships with the actors, author, designer, production manager and creative teams and provides vital advice for "on-the-job" situations where professional experience is invaluable. The book also provides an overview of the many approaches to acting methodology without focusing on any in particular to allow the director to develop their own unique methods of working with any actor's style. Each chapter includes these key features: * Introduces important theories, identifies practitioners and provides key reading to provide an overview of historic and current practice. * Interviews with leading practitioners and emerging directors. * Suggested exercises to develop the director's own approach and practical skills.

Drafting for the Theatre

Drafting for the Theatre
Author: Dennis Dorn,Mark Shanda
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2012-02-23
ISBN 10: 0809387735
ISBN 13: 9780809387731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this newly revised second edition, veteran stage designers and technical directors Dennis Dorn and Mark Shanda introduce industry-standard drafting and designing practices with step-by-step discussions, illustrations, worksheets, and problems to help students develop and refine drafting and other related skills needed for entertainment set production work. By incorporating the foundational principles of both hand- and computer-drafting approaches throughout the entire book, the authors illustrate how to create clear and detailed drawings that advance the production process. Early chapters focus on the basics of geometric constructions, orthographic techniques, soft-line sketching applications, lettering, and dimensioning. Later chapters discuss real-life applications of production drawing and ancillary skills such as time and material estimation and shop-drawing nomenclature. Two chapters detail a series of design and shop drawings required to mount a specific design project, providing a guided path through both phases of the design/construction process. Most chapters conclude with one or more worksheets or problems that provide readers with an opportunity to test their understanding of the material presented. The authors' discussion of universal CAD principles throughout the manuscript provides a valuable foundation that can be used in any computer-based design, regardless of the software. Dorn and Shanda treat the computer as another drawing tool, like the pencil or T-square, but one that can help a knowledgeable drafter potentially increase personal productivity and accuracy when compared to traditional hand-drafting techniques. Drafting for the Theatre, second edition assembles in one book all the principal types of drawings, techniques, and conventional wisdom necessary for the production of scenic drafting, design, and shop drawings. It is richly illustrated with numerous production examples and is fully indexed to assist students and technicians in finding important information. It is structured to support a college-level course in drafting, but will also serve as a handy reference for the working theatre professional.

The Stage Management Handbook

The Stage Management Handbook
Author: Daniel Ionazzi
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1992-04-15
ISBN 10: 1440328803
ISBN 13: 9781440328800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The stage manager is the renaissance man of the theater. He or she must have a working knowledge of how the various technical aspects of the theater work (scenery, props, costumes, lights and sound), be part director, part playwright, part designer and part producer, and be prepared to act as confidant, counselor and confessor to everyone else in the company. This book addresses all of these considerations in detail and offers the reader–professional or amateur, veteran or beginner–helpful guidance and practical advice, supported by many forms and examples to illustrate the points covered in the text. The three phrases of mounting and performing a show are covered. Part I takes the reader through the pre-production phase–research, the script, planning and organization, and auditions. Part II covers the rehearsal process–rehearsal rules, blocking, cues, prompting, information distribution, technical and dress rehearsals. Part III discusses the performance phase–calling the show, maintaining the director's work, working with understudies and replacements, and more. Part IV provides insights into the organizational structure or some theaters and aspects of human behavior in those organizations. Many stage managers of long-running commercial productions believe that–once the show is up and running–only ten percent of their work is related to everything covered in Parts I, II and III. The other ninety percent is associated with issues in Part IV; i.e. "managing" human behavior and maintaining working relationships.

The Back Stage Actor s Handbook

The Back Stage Actor s Handbook
Author: Sherry Eaker
Publsiher: Backstage Books
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060113498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An indispensable reference for actors, singers, and dancers, The Back Stage Actor's Handbook has been totally updated to guide tomorrow's performing artist to success.

Stage Rigging Handbook

Stage Rigging Handbook
Author: Jay O. Glerum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015039052363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stage Rigging Handbook Book Review:

Succinct and jargon free, Stage Rigging Handbook remains the only book in any language that covers the design, operation, and maintenance of stage rigging equipment. It is written in an at-a-glance outline form, yet contains in-depth information available nowhere else. This second edition includes two new parts: the first, and expanded discussion of the forces and loads on stage rigging components and the structure supporting them; the second, an examination of block and tackle rigging. The remaining four parts contain numerous revisions. Explaining his purpose, Jay O. Glerum points out that four main principles make up the core of this book: know the rigging system; know that it is in safe working order; know how to use it; keep your concentration. Glerum applies these principles to all of the major types of stage rigging systems, including block and tackle, hemp, counterweight, and motorized. He describes each type of rigging, then thoroughly reviews the operating procedures and ways of inspecting existing systems.

Technical Theater for Nontechnical People

Technical Theater for Nontechnical People
Author: Drew Campbell
Publsiher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2004-04
ISBN 10: 1581153449
ISBN 13: 9781581153446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical Theater for Nontechnical People Book Review:

A veteran of entertainment in its many forms, Drew has written a similar book for film and television. He walks non-techies through finding a space, scenery, lighting, costumes, sound, coordinating sound and light, properties, stage management, and working with corporations.

Collaborating Backstage

Collaborating Backstage
Author: Timo Niermann
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN 10: 1350073091
ISBN 13: 9781350073098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Collaboration is the most important facet of any theatrical company. From the performers on stage to the choreographers, designers and technicians working behind the scenes, this book considers all departments working on a production and instructs them on how to unify their individual skills towards a shared goal. From Vaudeville to classical opera, this book establishes the skills that each specialist brings to the production process before demonstrating how each individual contribution can be utilized in tandem with all other creative teams. With particular focus on enhancing interdepartmental communication, Collaborating Backstage examines all the challenges that may befall artistic companies and projects made up of many different parts. This book explains how to understand technical jargon within teams that speak a variety of languages and come from different cultural backgrounds; how to recognise and follow the 'unwritten rules' of theatre; and how best to achieve the ultimate creative potential of a team working completely in sync. Underpinned by incisive theories on performance, communication and creativity, Collaborating Backstage is full of helpful illustrations and innovative methods to achieve effective working relationships in the theatre.

Backstage Forms

Backstage Forms
Author: Paul Carter
Publsiher: Datarule Publishing Company
Total Pages: 166
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000021413616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Illustrated Theatre Production Guide

Illustrated Theatre Production Guide
Author: John Holloway
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-03-20
ISBN 10: 1136082859
ISBN 13: 9781136082856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illustrated Theatre Production Guide Book Review:

This invaluable guide takes a step-by-step approach to the most common and popular theatre production practices and covers important issues related to the construction of wooden, fabric, plastic, and metal scenery used on the stage. This new edition of the Illustrated Theatre Production Guide uniquely shows you how to build scenery through detailed lessons and hundreds of drawings. The illustrations make this book like no other and offers solutions to problems that you face, from rigging and knot tying, to drapery folding and the most detailed information on metal framing available. Written for the community theatre worker who has to be a jack of all trades and the student who needs to learn the fundamentals, respected author John Holloway teaches in a way that covers the necessities but doesn't bog you down with heavy language and boring verbosity. New features in this book range from expanded information on metal framing and foam construction to brand new elements such as a chapter on stage management and an extremely helpful Website with videos -- meant to go along with the informative section on projects. These videos take you from the drawings and descriptions in the book to the video instructions that will help you learn visually. A must have for the theatre professional as a guide to refer back to over and over again.

The Sound Reinforcement Handbook

The Sound Reinforcement Handbook
Author: Gary Davis,Gary D. Davis
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 412
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780881889000
ISBN 13: 0881889008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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(Yamaha Products). Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers. This revised edition features almost 40 new pages and is even easier to follow with the addition of an index and a simplified page and chapter numbering system. New topics covered include: MIDI, Synchronization, and an Appendix on Logarithms. 416 Pages.

The Musician s Guide to the Road

The Musician s Guide to the Road
Author: Susan Voelz
Publsiher: Billboard Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-01-27
ISBN 10: 0307786323
ISBN 13: 9780307786326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An all-access pass to what goes on backstage, onstage, and on the way to the stage. What's a tour bus like? What are the band members saying to each other on stage? Exactly how much sex, how many drugs, how much rock 'n' roll are we talking here? The Musician's Guide to the Road answers all these questions and many, many, many more. Both a valuable primer designed to prepare young musicians for life on the road and an entertaining memoir of the touring life written by a seasoned musician, this is the book that reveals the scene behind the scenes. Chapters focus on preparing to tour, touring by van and bus, the day of the show, the afternoon before the show, the night of the show, and the morning after, life on the road, and the end of the road.

Scene Design and Stage Lighting

Scene Design and Stage Lighting
Author: W. Oren Parker, Harvey K. Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1963
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Actor s Survival Handbook

The Actor s Survival Handbook
Author: Patrick Tucker,Christine Ozanne
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 1135470413
ISBN 13: 9781135470418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Actor s Survival Handbook Book Review:

Worried about short rehearsal time? Think that fluffing your lines will be the end of your career? Are you afraid you'll be typecast? Is there such a thing as acting too much? How should a stage actor adjust performance for a camera? And how should an actor behave backstage? The Actor's Survival Handbook gives you answers to all these questions and many more. Written with verve and humor, this utterly essential tool speaks to every actor's deepest concerns. Drawing upon their years of experience on stage, backstage, and with the camera, Patrick Tucker and Christine Ozanne offer forthright advice on topics from breathing to props, commitment to learning lines, audience response to simply landing the job in the first place. The book is rich with examples - both technical and inspirational. And because a director and an actor won't always agree, the two writers sometimes even offer alternative responses to a dilemma, giving the reader both an actor's take and a director's take on a particular point. Like Patrick Tucker's Secrets of Screen Acting, this new book is written with wit and passion, conveying the authors' powerful conviction that success is within every actor's grasp.

Uva s Basic Grip Book

Uva s Basic Grip Book
Author: Michael Uva,Sabrina Uva
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-17
ISBN 10: 1136043055
ISBN 13: 9781136043055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uva s Basic Grip Book Book Review:

While the technology of filmmaking has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, the basics of effective studio gripping are the same-a thorough knowledge of equipment, safety, and tools remains the foundation for success. A heavily illustrated reference and learning tool, Uva's Basic Grip Book provides grounding in basic grip equipment, techniques, and safety issues. It distills the most beginner-friendly information offered in Uva's original Grip Book into a handy reference and guide prepared especially for the beginning professional. Updated with the latest studio grip equipment, the book also offers a complete list of personal grip tools that every grip should have, more than 100 tricks of the trade, and a review test designed to affirm new knowledge. Uva's Basic Grip Book also offers safety tips for gripping, detailed descriptions of positions within the grip department, and advice designed to help land that first job and get established in this very competitive industry. A fully updated and expanded glossary completes the book. Uva's Basic Grip Book covers beginners' most frequently asked questions and helps them to acquire basic skills. It also looks at the different positions within the grip department and offers helpful advice in getting that first job. Like its predecessor, Uva's Basic Grip Book is filled throughout with Tricks of the Trade, as well as tips on common practice and safety. An improved and expanded glossary completes the book.

Off Headset Essays on Stage Management Work Life and Career

Off Headset  Essays on Stage Management Work  Life  and Career
Author: Rafael Jaen,Christopher Sadler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2022-01-27
ISBN 10: 1000435342
ISBN 13: 9781000435344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Off Headset Essays on Stage Management Work Life and Career Book Review:

Off Headset is a collection of chapters containing essays by a richly diverse group of stage management professionals and educators covering the challenges stage managers face on the job, in their lives, and in their careers. The book starts with the intersectional history of stage managers and the actors' union. In "Part 1: Work," the contributors share a wide range of experiences, from regional theatre and Broadway to operas and cruises—and even running with the circus. The essays in "Part 2: Life" explore the relevance of stage managers claiming their identity, their resilience, and practicing self-care. Finally, in "Part 3: Career," readers receive aspirational and business advice for life in the real world: leadership, networking, unemployment, managing demanding calendars, and career planning. The book ends with a moment of pause during tech—a direct response to the absence we have been enduring throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and a tribute to a world we used to take for granted. Intertwining practical advice with personal anecdotes, Off Headset: Essays on Stage Management Work, Life, and Career is the perfect accompaniment to students studying stage management in a university setting and professionals working in the field.

Scenic Art for the Theatre

Scenic Art for the Theatre
Author: Susan Crabtree,Peter Beudert
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 1136084290
ISBN 13: 9781136084294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scenic Art for the Theatre Book Review:

Now in its Third Edition, Scenic Art for the Theatre: History, Tools and Techniques continues to be the most trusted source for both student and professional scenic artists. With new information on scenic design using Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and other digital imaging softwares this test expands to offer the developing artist more step-by-step instuction and more practical techniques for work in the field. It goes beyond detailing job functions and discussing techniques to serve as a trouble-shooting guide for the scenic artist, providing practical advice for everyday solutions.

Stock Scenery Construction Handbook

Stock Scenery Construction Handbook
Author: Bill Raoul
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780911747386
ISBN 13: 0911747389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theatre Sound

Theatre Sound
Author: John A. Leonard
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780878301164
ISBN 13: 087830116X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre Sound Book Review:

"John Leonard also discusses artistic input - working with the director and other designers - as well as the production process - putting together cue sheets, desk plots, conducting rehearsals, and operating the show. He gives special attention to musical theatre, with ample discussion of microphones, piano techs, loudspeaker rigs, and the basics of operating a musical."--BOOK JACKET.