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Posted by Jane on 10th Apr 14 Posted by
Bookshop, Stage Management Tags
The Stage Manager’s Toolkit

As a Stage Manager or Director, you are responsible for organizing rehearsals, running performances, and keeping everyone and everything on track and in sync. To do the job well, you need to be a communication wizard—able to collect a wide range of details and share them as effectively as possible. The Stage Manger’s Toolkit is more than another overview book which generalizes how to do this. It presents the day-to-day duties in detail—discussing not only what to do but also why. Focusing on communication best practices, the book explores objectives, paperwork, and the questions that need to be asked in order to ensure a smooth production wherever you are.

Posted by Jane on 03rd Apr 14 Posted by
Bookshop, Scenery Tags
Scenic Art For The Theatre

is the most trusted source for scenic artists

Posted by Jane on 27th Mar 14 Posted by
Props Tags
The Properties Director’s Handbook

helps you with the nitty-gritty details of being a properties director or prop master

Posted by Jane on 20th Mar 14 Posted by
Bookshop, Wigs Tags
Historical Wig Styling: Ancient Egypt To The 1830s

Create that perfect period detail

Posted by Jane on 13th Mar 14 Posted by
Bookshop, Wigs Tags
Historical Wig Styling: Victorian To The Present

Create that perfect period detail

Posted by Jane on 06th Mar 14 Posted by
Bookshop, Costumes Tags
Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek To Victorian

Learn to drape three dimensional costumes

Posted by Jane on 27th Feb 14 Posted by
Bookshop, Props Tags
The Prop Building Guidebook

lays the groundwork to determine what materials and techniques to use to build props.

Posted by Jane on 20th Feb 14 Posted by
Bookshop Tags
The Routledge Companion To Theatre And Performance

provides an informative and engaging introduction to the significant people, events, concepts and practices that have defined theatre

Posted by Jane on 13th Feb 14 Posted by
Bookshop, Music, Sound Tags
Sound And Music For The Theatre

This book traces the entire process of sound design from initial concept through closing night.

Posted by Jane on 06th Feb 14 Posted by
Bookshop, Lighting Tags
A Practical Guide To Stage Lighting

This book shows step-by-step how to construct every lighting system in the Hokey light plot.