Every young would-be thespian needs a guidebook like this to learn the basics of theatre. Everything The "what, " "where, " "when" and "how" of staging a show is included in this handy text. Each page is illustrated for quick and easy comprehension of theatre essentials. Every beginning participant in a play production should have a copy of this book to learn theatre vocabulary and what they can do to make a show work. It covers scripting, casting, staging, sets and scenery, props, costumes and makeup. Als included are the basics of backstage and technical particulars. Everything will go smoothly and everyone will have more fun if each student starts with their own copy of this enjoyable and informative text. Contents: First Things First, What is a Show?. The Stage, Who's Who in the Theatre, Technical Things, Sets and Scenery, Props, Puppets, Costumes, Makeup, Auditions and Rehearsals, The Show , Applause, Glossary.