On Directing: Interviews with Directors

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St. Martin's Press, Sep 11, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 142 pages
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The profession of directing is barely a century old. On Directing considers the position of the director in theater and performance today. What is a director? How do they begin work on a play or performance? What methods are used in rehearsal? Is the director an enabler, a collaborator or dictator? As we enter the new millennium, is the very concept of directing under increasing threat from changes in thinking and practice? The full diversity of today's approaches to directing are explored through a series of interviews with leading contemporary practitioners. On Directing is a landmark book about the director's craft.

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About the author (1999)

Gabriella Giannachi is Lecturer in Theatre Studies at Lancaster University, U.K.

Mary Luckhurst is a playwright, translator and Lecturer in Modern Drama at York University, U.K. She is also the author of Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre.

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