Module Identifier DR33320  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr David W Kendell  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite DR24310  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   Tutorial. 4 x 1-hour seminars and an allocation to a third year Departmental production as either Production, Stage, Deputy Stage or Assistant Stage Manager  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Practical Assignment For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at

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.


- 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.


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.


This module is at CQFW Level 6