Stage Management Books

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides)  by Project Management Institute (Author)

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—2000 Edition is now available in eight additional languages to help project managers around the world.

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Create Your Own Stage Production Company  by Gill Davies (Author)

Starting with forming a company, the author explains how to establish and fund a budget; book a stage venue; obtain necessary licenses and insurance; see that health/safety regulations are in compliance with local laws; then cast, rehearse, and put the show on view for the public and critics. Details on the duties of the house manager, stage manager, technical crew, and box office help are all included, along with tips on publicizing and promoting shows.

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Cue Tips, Stage Management for High School Theatre   by Elizabeth Ward (Author)

In this readable book by Elizabeth Ward is everything you need to know about the art of stage management, from pre-audition and rehearsals to performances and closing duties. The basics are presented with room to grow in confidence and proficiency. The author invites you to use this book as a guide while you work with your instructor and director.

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Directing for the Stage (Stagecraft)  by Polly Irvin (Author)

The role of stage director is all-encompassing: storyteller, interpreter, collaborator, people-manager, producer, visual artist, counselor, literary consultant and creative artist. Why take on this role? How do you become a director? Where do you learn your craft and how do you formulate your stylistic direction?

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Essential Guide to Stage Management, Lighting And Sound (Essential Guides for Performing Arts)  by Scott Palmer (Author)

Presented in a textbook style this book explains and teaches the technical methodologies and techniques practiced in the professional theatre by the stage management team, lighting and sound designer or technician.

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Essentials of Stage Management  by Peter Maccoy (Author)

Peter Maccoy draws upon his extensive experience as a stage manager and as a teacher to lay out the functions and responsibilities of this key theatrical profession. Chapters cover the role of stage management, stage manager as manager, research and preparation, preparing for rehearsal, the rehearsal period, the production period, the performance and beyond, stage properties, safe practice, and contemporary practice. Includes a bibliography, six appendixes, and index.

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Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart)  by James P. Lewis (Author)

With sales of more than 115,000 copies, Fundamentals of Project Management has helped a lot of business people meet or exceed those standards. The updated and revised third edition provides an unparalleled introduction to project management, along with new tools and techniques for planning and executing projects on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency and productivity.

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How to Run a Theater: A Witty, Practical and Fun Guide to Arts Management  by Jim Volz (Author)

The definitive arts management guide, this book is written with tremendous insight and humor and packed with dozens of lists, such as "22 Wonderful Ways to Improve Your Life in the Theater" and "20 Distractions that Erode Productivity." It provides information on improving an organization by building audiences, bolstering fundraising, and tightening finances.

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How to Stage a Play, Make a Fortune, Win a Tony, and Become a Theatrical Icon  by Charles Marowitz (Author)

Based almost entirely on the author's personal experiences, this concise handbook follows a director's journey from the casting process to opening night, revealing the hidden or unspoken aspects of play and stage production that are rarely, if ever, described in theater manuals and textbooks. Mr. Marowitz discusses topics such as rehearsals, characterization, blocking, tempo-rhythm, dramaturgy, and actor-and-audience psychology, demystifying an art form that is often dealt with only in terms of concepts and ideology rather than the mundane, nitty-gritty nuts-and-bolts requirements of just "getting the show on the road."

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Performance Management: Key Strategies and Practical Guidelines  by Michael Armstrong (Author)

Managing staff performance is an effective mechanism for developing both staff and organizational growth. By clarifying an organization's objectives, translating these into clear individual goals, and reviewing these goals regularly, performance management provides a well-structured and effective management tool.

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Portfolio Management for New Products  by Robert G. Cooper, Scott J. Edgett, Elko J. Kleinschmidt (Author)

In this fully updated edition of Portfolio Management for New Products, the authors present a rigorous and practical approach to managing a company's product portfolio as you would a financial portfolio-investing for maximum long-term growth. With its field-tested, step-by-step framework, the book provides corporations and managers with the strategies they need to assess and realign their current R&D operations; determine which products are most worthy of resource allocation; design and implement a portfolio management process; maximize the value of their portfolios; and recognize and solve challenges as they arise.

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Production Management: Making Shows Happen: A Practical Guide  by Peter Dean (Author)

Production Management takes you through the process of making shows happen from the point of view of the production manager. It describes the different types of productions, from small-scale amateur plays to international opera; the roles and skills of the production manager’s backstage teams; and theater administration.

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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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Stage Management: A Practical Guide  by Soozie Copley, Philippa Killner, Cameron Mackintosh(Author)

Stage Management examines every facet of this exciting and pivotal theatrical profession, from first receiving a copy of the script, through the rehearsal process and production period, to “putting the show away” after the final performance. Written for amateurs, students, and practitioners alike, it offers tips and tricks learned and used by two respected professionals.

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Stage Management: The Essential Handbook  by Gail Pallin (Author)

This essential handbook is aimed at students, graduates, and all aspirants to stage managership, whether amateur or professional, whether the production is on a large or small scale.

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Stage Manager: The Professional Experience  by Larry Fazio (Author)

"Larry Fazio presents the journey of a stage manager, from interviewing for the position through striking a theatrical production. He describes what does-and sometimes, does not- make a good stage manager based on his own experience and that of other theatre professionals." - Janine Rauscher, Dramatics

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Stage Managing and Theatre Etiquette: A Basic Guide (Paperback)  by Linda Apperson (Author)

A handy manual and a great resource...will translate to a wonderful theater experience for cast, crew, and audience

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Stages of Implementation: A Guide for Your Journey to Knowledge Management Best Practices  by Carla O'Dell (Author)

As one of the titles in APQC's Passport to Success Series, this book will illuminate your path to knowledge management success, the same one taken by some of the world's leading companies. It follows APQC's Road Map to Knowledge Management Results: Stages of Implementation, a model developed by APQC after studying best-practice organizations in detail over a period of years.

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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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The Backstage Guide to Stage Management: Traditional and New Methods for Running a Show  by Thomas Kelly (Author)

This widely used manual for stage managers has been revised to include new methods that employ computers and spread-sheet software, automation in the theater, and contemporary event managing.

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The Pathways to Peace Anger Management Workbook  by William Fleeman (Author)

In 1998, William Fleeman founded the highly successful Pathways to Peace to provide violence prevention tools, skills, and programs that inspire individuals and communities to live together in harmony. This book shows that this program can transform anyone with an anger management problem. The author’s experience is that people with anger problems use anger like a drug, to change feelings of powerlessness into feelings of power.

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The Perfect Stage Crew: The Compleat Technical Guide for High School, College, and Community Theater  by John Kaluta (Author)

Here is an indispensable, nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a stunning, low-budget show in less than 40 days! The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common as well as most complex stage performance problems. Readers without Broadway-size budgets and resources will learn the low-cost, low-tech approaches to painting scenery, building sets, hanging lights, setting cues, and operating sound. They'll also find crucial guidance for generating publicity, preparing tickets, technical rehearsals, and more.

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The Stage Management Handbook  by Daniel A. Ionazzi (Author)

Ionazzi (productions, UCLA School of Theatre) offers this textbook for stage managers and stage management classes. It is arranged logically in four parts following the chronology of production. The last section is devoted to organizational behavior, an area not often developed in such texts.

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The Stage Producer's Business and Legal Guide  by Charles Grippo (Author)

Grippo, a theatrical attorney, producer, and commercially produced playwright, has filled a hole in theater literature with this one-stop guide to theater law for non-attorneys. It covers everything from organizing a theater company to dissolving one. As anyone who has worked in even the smallest theater knows, legal issues touch every aspect of producing a play, from obtaining performance space and licensing plays, to managing commercial and nonprofit companies, to safety and taxes.

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This Business of Artist Management  by Jr. Xavier M. Frascogna, H. Lee Hetherington (Author)

The streamlined, reorganized, and updated Second Edition of This Business of Music Marketing and Promotion is informed by the transformation of the music industry in recent years. Online music has provided much of the fuel, with downloadable songs and file-sharing programs opening up new avenues of distribution and promotion to some 60 million consumers.

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