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Play director's survival kit : a complete step-by-step guide to producing theater in any school or community setting

Author: James W Rodgers; Wanda C Rodgers; Russell Jones
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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For new and veteran play directors, here is a comprehensive guide to producing student theater packed with tested tips, timesavers, and problem-solvers gleaned from the authors' experience in directing over 120 full-length plays or musicals! Step by step, the kit takes you through every phase of play selection and production in six sections. Each section is complete with ready-to-use checklists, diagrams, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Rodgers; Wanda C Rodgers; Russell Jones
ISBN: 0876285655 9780876285657
OCLC Number: 51325385
Description: xvi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: "Welcome to the theater" --
What you can expect from this resource --
"Magic to do" understanding your role as director --
"One brick at a time" how to get started --
"Open a new window" other options --
"Something sort of grandish" how to select the right play --
"A puzzlement" how to unravel a play's meaning --
"Putting it together" how to lay out a rehearsal schedule --
"Pick-a-little; talk-a-little" how to work with a set designer --
"Pretty little picture" what you need to know about stage properties --
"Let the sunshine in" what you need to know about stage lighting --
"The sound of music" what you need to know about sound and special effects --
"Put on your Sunday clothes" what you need to know about costuming --
"Put on a happy face" what you need to know about makeup --
"A little brains, a little talent" what your stage manager needs to know --
"I hope I get it" how to conduct auditions --
"Matchmaker, matchmaker" how to make intelligent casting decisions --
"It's a simple little system" how to get the most out of rehearsals --
"Every little movement" how to stage, or block, your play --
"Happy to make your acquaintance" how to help actors develop characters --
"You've got to have heart" how to work with actors --
"Agony" how to direct period plays --
"With a little bit of luck" how to direct your first musical --
"Sit down, you're rocking the boat" how to run a smooth production --
"Who will buy?" what you need to know about tickets --
"You've got to have a gimmick" what you need to know to sell your production --
"You've got to be carefully taught" what you need to know about the media --
"Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee" what you need to know about programs --
"Bea-u-ti-ful people of Denver" what you need to know about audiences --
"Life on the wicked stage" acting/directing terms --
"Drop that name" odd names for technical things --
"There's gotta be something better than this" theater spaces --
"Perpetual anticipation" stages of the production process --
"Try to remember" a list of theatrical forms --
"Let me entertain you" a list of contemporary plays for beginning directors --
"Losing my mind" more terms about parts of plays --
"The little things we do together" players in a commercial theater organization --
"Who can I turn to?" a selected reading list for beginning directors.
Responsibility: James W. Rodgers, Wanda C. Rodgers ; graphics and illustrations by Russell Jones.

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A complete step-by-step guide to producing theater in any school or community setting, organized into six sections Play Selection, Pre-Production, Rehearsals & Performances, Audience Development, and  Read more...

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