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Synonyms for promptbook

the copy of the playscript used by the prompter


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7) The New York Public Library's Billy Rose Theatre Collection preserves an annotated promptbook of The Melting Pot, used in production of the play in 1908-09, which represents an earlier stage in the composition of the work than the published edition.
Many documents and other assets such as photographs, drawings, marketing campaigns, artwork, union contracts, promptbooks, etc.
This is clearly demonstrated in Figure 1, a sample opening from Poel's promptbook (pages 70-71), in which a number of lines are struck out, added and rearranged.
Surprisingly, Aebischer does not refer to Edward Bond's 1971 Lear play, which transfers the blinding to Lear, thus neatly supporting the point she makes that "Lear's suffering upstages every experience around him" (189); instead, she cites a "revealing slip" in the promptbook for Cicely Berry's 1988 RSC production which implies that Lear is at the center of this scene, not Gloucester (158).
Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Stanford-Upon-Avon, 1994 Archival video cording, promptbook, production photographs held by the Shakespeare Centre, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stanford-upon-Avon.
For example, at the beginning of the second part, the RSC promptbook adds stage business after the slaves have been brought onstage that, translated, means: Stanmore and Otman enter back right (upper stage left) and cross to Oroonoko.
It has been convincingly argued that Wilkins did not consult the official promptbook used by the King's Men or any substantive copy of the play while writing The Pain full Adventures, and that he made up for the inevitable lapses of his memory by resorting to Twine.
3); see her 'Staging a tragedie en musique: a 1748 Promptbook of Campra's Tancrede', Early Music, xxi (1993), 180-90.
Julius Caesar Tragedy in five acts by Shakespeare, William, Shakespeare, produced in 1599-1600 and published in the First Folio of 1623 from a transcript of a promptbook.
237, a promptbook, reads "The ~ School for Scanda ~ A ~ Comedy ~ Written by ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan Esqr"; the title on the Dramatis Persona [sic] page reads "Calcutta Theatre"; and the date on the title page indicates that it was presumably acquired or prepared circa "March 25th, 1782.
1) This promptbook provides instructions for entrances, exits, movement on stage, lighting, stage effects, costume changes and several changes to the operatic score itself.
171]; " [I]n early modern London professional playhouses, there was thought to be no point in having a promptbook as a record of performances, containing what was said and done on stage.
The detailed stage directions for its realisation, recorded in the annotated JCW promptbook which is one of the major staging resources for this edition, indicate that it clothed Archer's taut script with lavish sets and artfully lit cycloramas, costumes, music both Western and Asian, gorgeous colour, gongs and drums, Morse transmissions and other atmospheric sound effects, plus hordes of blacked-up extras.
7) One possible example of a professional touring company using a printed play as a promptbook is described by C.
An editor trained in New Bibliography would likely regularize these to "CAPULET'S WIFE" on the assumption that this would have been done by someone in the theatre when making the promptbook, in which (New Bibliographers assumed) such variations would be smoothed away.