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Stage Management

Video - Martha Donaldson, Stage Manager (2013)

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    Prop A Scene Directory of UK Prop Suppliers [UK]
    SM Network Online resource for stage managers. Hundreds of useful links.
    Stage Directions for Directors and Actors Some thoughts from Louis E. Catron [USA]
    StageWork Resources about the backstage work of the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and Birmingham Rep
    This To That Glue Advice
    Wrightsure Insurance Public Liability Insurance [UK]
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    ShoFlo Collaborative Show Calling Software [USA]
    Stage Write Documenting Choreography and Stage Moves
    Unions / Associations
    ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) Training, Advice, Membership [London, UK]
    Actors Equity [American actors and stage managers] [USA]
    BECTU Broadcasting, Entertainment & Cinematograph Trade Union (UK) [London, UK]
    British Actors Equity [London, UK]
    IATSE International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees [USA]
    NCDT (National Council for Drama Training) [London, UK]
    PLASA UK Professional Lighting & Sound Association [UK]
    Skillset [London, UK]
    Stage Management Association [London, UK]
    Stage Management Association [USA]
    TMA (Theatre Managers' Association) [London, UK]
    USITT United States Institute for Theatre Technology [USA]
    Video Resources
    Backstage at the Royal Opera House Full access to 21 cameras backstage for Act III of the Ring Cycle
    The DSM in Performance (Discover National Theatre Video)

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    Random Glossary Entry

    DRESS REHEARSAL
    A full rehearsal, with all technical elements brought together. The performance as it will be 'on the night'.


    Random Glossary Entry

    BUMP IN
    See GET-IN.


    Random Glossary Entry

    SMA / S.M.A.
    (UK) Stage Management Association who also publish the Freelist - a list of stage management available for work.


    Random Glossary Entry

    ANTI RAKE
    The act of modifying furniture or props by shortening the upstage legs etc. so that they can stand level on a raked stage. Known as COUNTER RAKE in the US. See also Raked Stage.


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