|| DR24310 |
|| THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF STAGE MANAGEMENT |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Mr David W Kendell |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| DR10320 , PF10320 , SG10320 Students must have successfully completed one of these three modules. |
| Course delivery
|| Practical || 20 Hours 10 x 2 hour |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Workshop Development: Attendance, contribution to and development in workshops ||20%|
|Semester Assessment|| Individual presentation For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer
to the departmental web pages at http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/duedates.shtml
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.
- 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.
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.
** Essential Reading
Reid, Francis The Staging Handbook
Bond, Daniel Stage Management - The Gentle Art
Hawkins and Menear Stage Management and Theatre Administration
Baker, Hendrick Stage Management and Theatre Craft
J.Garnet Miller Ltd
Kenton, Warren Stage Properties
Hold, Michael Stage Design and Properties
Schirmer Books Theatre Manuals
** Recommended Text
Palin, Gail The Essential Handbook
Kelly, Thomas A. A backstage Guide to Stage Management
Stern, Lawrence Stage Management
Allyn and Balon
Motley Theatre Props
Please note that students may find it useful to read the essential reading for all other design courses, Directing and Acting Modules.
This module is at CQFW Level 5