Stage Management and theatrecraft

Author: Hendrik Baker

Number of Pages: 392

Price: £11.50

ISBN: 9780853435563

The author discusses the development of a stage production; marking scripts; rehearsals; the stage crew; the stage; first nights and running the play. This edition discusses the National Theatre, the restoration of Victorian theatres, the design of new acting areas for the open stage and the application of rnicro-processing to lighting control. Hendrik Baker used his own work as designer, stage manager and director to illustrate this excellent guide to stage management. Useful for students and amateurs.

The stage manager has a craft as highly-developed and complex as that of a director or chief electrician. He is the one who must unite the technical and creative aspects of play production. Baker’s handbook clarifies his importance ... admirably thorough and detailed and also readable.” The Library Journal

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