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Stage Management, 10th Edition by Alice R. O'Grady, Lawrence Stern

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8

Rehearsal Procedures

 

The author should keep his mouth shutwhen his work begins to speak.

—Anonymous

 

 

WORKING WITH THE DIRECTOR dURING REHEARSAL

As the closest assistant to the director, one of your most important functions will be to assist in getting the most productive results out of the time allotted to each rehearsal. To do this well, it is important to maintain a clear understanding of the director’s function and a working relationship that will help his or her aims to be carried out smoothly.

The director is responsible for interpreting the playwright’s work through the cast with the help of the staff. It is the director’s artistic concept of the play that the cast, staff, and crew work to obtain.

When casting has been completed ...

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