Directors on Directing: A Source Book of the Modern Theater
Less than 200 years ago the director was only an "ideal" projected by disgruntled critics. Today, productions wouldn't be able to survive with our the adept talents of the director. This book has been known for years as the guide to the "unknown theater" of the director. This collection is comprised of the voices of the modern theater as they state their credos and explore their craft. Topics include: the emergence of the director; behind the fourth wall; the art of rehearsal; light and space; and much more. Directors and avid theater-buffs.
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1/ 3' I l' ' _ 5 ', In Flat B-sunk " ',' Flat A-sunk Multiple flats for escape scene of
Boucicault's Armh-na-Pogue (1865). (From Stage to Screen, by Nicholas A.
Vardac.) Belasco (lid become “master dramatic director of the American stage"
If they move about freely. they cannot help touching the painted piece, thus
causing it to shake and destroying the stage illusion; if they move about very
carefully so as nor~ to disturb the canvas flat, their stage business conveys a
feeling of ...
Moreover, the stage floor cannot share in the illusion offered by the flats. But what
would happen if we subordinated it to the actor! First of all, we would make
lighting free again! As a matter of fact, under the domination of the painted set,
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