Module Identifier DR24310  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr David Kendell  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite DR10320  
Course delivery Practical   20 Hours 10 x 2 hour  
Assessment Presentation   (Individual presentation)   80%  
  Workshop development   Attendeance, contribution to and development in workshops   20%  


- To introduce students to the basic skills, techniques and working practices of the stage management team.
- To place these skills in the context of contemporary theatre practice.

Learning Outcomes:

Typically by the end of this module, a student will be able to:

- demonstrate their understanding of the differing roles within the stage management team.
- realise the important administrative and communication skills required for the modern stage manager.
- create and present source material generated within the given project.


Classes will focus on the role of the team in managing theatrical productions, introducing systems for use in pre-production, rehearsal, performance and post- production periods. Students will examine different types of theatrical venues and explore the nature of Stage Management within those environments.   Health and safety issues in the work place will be addressed.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Reid, Francis. The Staging Handbook. A+C Black
Bond, Daniel. Stage Management - The Gentle Art. A+C Black
Hawkins and Menear. Stage Management and Theatre Administration. Phaidon
Baker, Hendrick. Stage Management and Theatre Craft. J.Garnet Miller Ltd
Kenton, Warren. Stage Properties. A+C Black
Hold, Michael. Stage Design and Properties. Schirmer Books Theatre Manuals
** Recommended Text
Palin, Gail. The Essential Handbook. Macmillan
Kelly, Thomas A.. A backstage Guide to Stage Management. Watson Guptil
Stern, Lawrence. Stage Management. Allyn and Balon
Motley. Theatre Props. Studio Vista
Please note that students may find it useful to read the essential reading for all other design courses, Directing and Acting Modules..