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Stage Manager, 2nd Edition by Larry Fazio

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11The Rehearsal/Blocking Script

The rehearsal script is the script the SM creates during the rehearsal period at the rehearsal hall. It is the SM’s bible to what the performers will do in the show and what the director has conceived. In it are noted the actors’ blocking, technical cues, prop placement, preliminary notes on some of the scene change moves, characterization and motivation notes prescribed by the director, all changes the director might make in the dialogue or script, and a copy of the SM’s personal floor plans.

Learning the Show and Gathering Information

Before work can begin on the rehearsal script, the SM must become knowledgeable of all parts of the show. This is accomplished by reading the script the first time as an entertainment ...

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