Module Identifier DR33320  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr David Kendell  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite DR24310  
Course delivery Tutorial   Weekly 1-hour tutorials and An allocation to a third year Departmental production as either Production, Stage, Deputy Stage or Assistant Stage Manager  


- To apply the skills and methodology outlined in DR24310 by working as a member of the stage management team on an intensive practical project under the guidance and directorship of an experienced theatre practitioner.
- To learn how to respond to direction from both the staff director and members of the stage management team; and to work constructively, both 'inside' and 'outside' the rehearsal room, within the guidelines and given circumstances, towards the collective presentation of the project in performance.
- To keep an analytic record of work undertaken in the form of a working notebook and appropriate production paperwork.

Learning Outcomes:

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

- to demonstrate an increased understanding of the working practices of the Stage Management team.
- to employ a constructive, imaginative and creative response to the director's aims and guidelines.
- to reflect critically on their acquisition of specialist skills.
- to advance their interpersonal and teamwork skills.


The course is practically based and demands an intensive commitment during the rehearsal, performance and post-production periods.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Reid, Francis. The Staging Handbook. A+C Black
Bond, Daniel. Stage Management - The Gentle Art. A+C Black
Menear, Hawkins. Stage Management and Theatre Administration. Phaidon
This will also depend on the production project assigned. The staff directors and stage management tutor on a project-to-project basis will provide a detailed bibliography and suggest appropriate areas of research..
Recommended Secondary Reading.
The Department has a supplementary booklet recommending reading lists for all practical modules..