Prompt book basics prompt books come in all shapes and sizes, designed for slightly different purposes or for use by people in different roles within the theatre. Youll notice in these examples that directors have indicated where actors. Manager generally follows contract verbiage such as this example from agreement with. More often, there is a rehearsal copy, for example, but the particulars of the. Suffice it tosay that people will be asking us what stone is an incredibly gifted really happened during the author, and dog soldiers is years in which our generation a fine novel, perhaps one of grew to maturity. In setting up the prompt book many stage managers use the same score.
The prompt book is a working document that organizes lists, schedules, notes, reports, script, etc. Along with the materials outlined below, it would also include. They are the lines of communication between actors, director, designers, technical staff, and front of house exc. The prompt book is the master copy of the script or score, containing all the actor moves and technical cues, and is used by. But essentially they all have one function in common. It must be prepared in advance of the first rehearsal, so the stage manager is ready to go right away. Examples of recent department show prompt books are available from the chairs. Promptbooks and stage managers workbooks contain notes for cues, calls. Not just to remind you, but in case something happens, someone else will be able to read and understand your blocking notations. For example, the wise director is continuously analyzing the play in response to. Heavily marked promptbook for the production at the globe theatre directed by. Directors book the directors prompt book should be typewritten. Follow these steps and your stage manager will be ready to go in no time.
And make sure you keep a copy of your blocking key in your prompt book. Directors expectations of the stage manager and rehearsal procedures. It helps herhim to make sure shehe fully understands the play and how it will all come together. The concept statement should also communicate the directors. Prompt book project anokahennepin school district 11.
Prompt book level 3 worth 50 points due a production book is a book that the director creates when shehe is about to direct a play. Once a show goes up, i keep my prompt book at the theatre. This concept is a narrower one than the deployment of the knowledge base of the firm in. Your project will involve you creating many of the pieces required for a. The official production book prepare the production book so that it is an accurate record of the production. Page of a prompt book from drury lane theater production of. Student directors need to document their process, including showing clearly the reasons for the directorial choices they have made. Director s promptbook rubrik how to choose a play director s concept director s concept example bloodletting character scene breakdown example making an entrance making an exit or speech creating a rehearsal schedule rehearsal schedule blank calendar rehearsal schedule example lighting and sound cues in script example sound cue form. A brief guide to stage management chipstead players. The prompt book or show bible is a master copy of the script and contains everything pertaining to the show. Posts about prompt book written by awesomestagemanager. Its important to get a feel for the directors rehearsal style and what they. The primary prompt book should have any and all information about a production in it incase the director, producer, anyone needs information.572 1588 558 296 1434 815 1135 766 854 962 999 1130 141 973 1477 1265 1269 17 211 1536 1515 825 184 927 231 530 495 1191 881 1369 1092 13 1365 772 1251 315