The Art and Craft of Stage Management (Paperback)  by Doris Schneider (Author)

Reflecting not only the author's theories and experience but the prior input of dozens of other stage managers, fight choreographers, pyrotechnicians, and directors, this text is a long-overdue introduction to the art of stage managing.

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Book Description
Reflecting not only the author's theories and experience but the prior input of dozens of other stage managers, fight choreographers, pyrotechnicians, and directors, this text is a long-overdue introduction to the art of stage managing. It provides the guidelines and instructions needed by a beginning stage manager and provides 40 forms to help organize time and activities as well as a notation system to minimize difficulty with blocking and to make blocking notes more readable.

It covers every area of the rehearsal process with a notation system beyond any other. Her prompt book layout is extreamly advanced and not needed for smaller theatres but a great thing to know about. The best part of her book is her list of what to do for the entire production process. It lists everything with forms in the appendix to use also.