Language and Societies

ANT/LIN 5320 at Wayne State University

To stage manage or not to stage manage

To stage manage or not to stage manage

Amanda Diaz

To speak and to understand are two concepts that do not always work together.  The language that one speaks in their profession is one that is unique.  The only individuals that understand are those that have firsthand experience.  This paper shows how language in the theater is unique in the type of language used for a specific type of theater. The language is focused on the stage manager, and how they interact with the director, designers, actors, and crew.  In turn how the director, designers, actors, and crew interact with the stage manager.  The role of the stage manager is that of parent, teacher, liaison, priest, and so on to those they work with, with the knowledge that it varies between musicals, non-musicals, and dance. Both the Social Exchange Theory and the Boundary Theory play a role in how the interaction will play out.

April 5, 2019 - Posted by | abstract

1 Comment »

  1. I am curious to find out more about the sources you turn to to talk about your topic. Also, the argument that you are trying to make does not seem to be very clear; it comes across as more of a description of how language is unique to different types of theater. I think it would help to talk a bit more about the role of a stage manager and connect the sources you use in your paper to that.

    Comment by Dina Charara | April 23, 2019 | Reply

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