Your book has some damn good ideas - things that I had never really thought of. Nanago SHS
Chapters on selecting a show, choosing/recruiting helpers, administrative bloopers [and how to avoid them], a rehearsal schedule, running rehearsals, rehearsal camps, safety, warming up, auditions, understudies, technical stuff [lighting, special effects, scenery, make-up], the duties of the director, musical director and choreographer, advertising, ticket and programme design, promotion, front-of-house and more.
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Chapter 14 is entitled "Why Didn't I Think Of That?" and contains 88 tips, ideas and solutions for the theatre director and concert impresario. Here are just three of those 88 tips.
Seamless connections. Here's the scene. The actor says the line. The music starts. Eight or maybe sixteen bars later the singer sings. This might be boring. If the script says something like MUSIC BEGINS then start the music there. If it means dialogue over the music, fine. The show should flow. Go from dialogue to music and back to dialogue without a break. A seamless connection.
Play It Again, Ham and
Two very popular books which compliment one another.
Play It Again, Ham - now in its 2nd edition - is a 36 page A5 book crammed with fifty plus music games. Most games have an extension or second game so there's nearly 100 activities for you to explore. The games are divided into three sections - Easy, Not-So-Easy and Difficult. The Easy games can be played by anyone but the Difficult games will really test your skills and knowledge.
Staging Successful Shows
Poetry in Motion
Poetry can be fun. Poetry can be performed. Poetry In Motion is a 36 A4 page book of poems which involve drama. The poems are spoken and, at the same time, acted. Lots of comedy too. There are helpful notes on getting started and on using each poem. Some themes are singing frogs, Halloween, dentists, accents, siblings, queues, limericks, tongue twisters and rock bands.
There was a weight-lifter called Nero
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Tongue twisters can be fun. The story or meaning of the words is sometimes [often? always?] irrelevant or perhaps not important. The key is the correct pronunciation and at a lively trot. So aim to use these poems in a fun way, make them pure enjoyment.
Step by step instructions on writing a play dealing with plot, dialogue, characters, genre, clangers, editing, markets, marketing, script presentation, audiences, resources and definitions. Has many quizzes and tips throughout. Written by a prolific playwright and composer with sales of his plays in some 50 countries. Has free offer of answering readers' questions regarding their playwriting.
This e-book is a must for both beginning and advanced playwrights, whether you want your plays performed locally or internationally, and even if you want to perform them yourself. It includes samples of plays, play ideas, tips on every stage of writing and marketing a play, and even details about how you can make people beg to perform your plays, while you make money! It is full of tips, examples, plot layouts, character development tips, mini tests and exercises to improve your writing and re-writing. There are even proven ways to know whether your dialogue will "work" in a play script. After the writing process, this eBook will, as it promises, help you sell your plays as well. Lucy Myers
By Cenarth Fox
How to Write and Sell Your Plays
The Schoolboy Sherlock Holmes
Five books about a young boy and a young girl who become Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in modern-day adventures.
Writing online is a worldwide activity. Writers now have a huge market in which to make money. But while anyone can be published online, do writers make any money? Of course some don't want to be paid. But for those who do, how do they find work and what sort of pay can they expect and actually earn? Like most trades, online writing has plenty of happy business partnerships but sadly, some unhappy ones too. There are ways to improve your chances of finding well-paid online writing work. There are traps and scams to avoid. In this book an experienced and successful online writer tells it like it is, warts and all. There are many links to helpful sites, many practical tips to improve your employment prospects and a free hotline email address for your questions and issues. An eBook with a wealth of information.
How to Make Money Writing Online
By Cenarth Fox