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Stage Manager, 2nd Edition by Larry Fazio

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12The Last Days of Rehearsals

Whether in four weeks of rehearsal or ten days, it is misleading to say that these are the last days of rehearsals, for there are still the technical rehearsals. This chapter would more appropriately be titled, “The Last Days of Rehearsals at the Rehearsal Hall.” As it has been throughout the rehearsal period, this ending period remains devoted to the actors and director because, once the show gets into the theatre, the time and work become divided, with greater focus on technically putting the show together.

The Shift in Work

There comes a shift in direction of work for everyone. There is a new energy, as the production gets closer to the opening of the show. For the actors and director, it is time to finish experimentation ...

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