Stage Management (8th Edition)  by Lawrence Stern (Author)

Full of practical aids—checklists, diagrams, examples, forms, and step-by-step directions—this book has been used and admired by students and theater professionals alike. It eschews excessive discussion of philosophy and, instead, gets right to the essential materials and processes of putting on a production.

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 From the Back Cover
The “bible” in the field, Stage Management is a practical manual on how to stage manage in all theater environments. Full of practical aids—checklists, diagrams, examples, forms, and step-by-step directions—this book has been used and admired by students and theater professionals alike. It eschews excessive discussion of philosophy and, instead, gets right to the essential materials and processes of putting on a production. In addition to sharing his own expertise, Stern has gathered practical advice from working stage managers of Broadway, off-Broadway, touring companies, regional, community, and 99-seat Equity waiver theaters.

New to the Eighth Edition

    * The “What Would You Do?” Appendix explores real-life situations and invites instructors to consider and discuss solutions with their students.
    * A thorough discussion of the rewards of a career in stage management encourages students in their pursuit of a place in the world of theater.
    * Information on the SMNetwork and the Stage Managers' Association provides students with a line of communication with other stage managers.
    * Up-to-date information on technical theater, especially sound, better introduces students to the equipment needed for today's theatrical productions. Includes an expanded section on running a technical rehearsal.
    * Every chapter includes Web and e-mail addresses that allow readers to connect with publishers, manufacturers, and distributors of the referenced theater books, magazines and equipment.