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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Only an “artist of the theater" could master “actions, words, lines, color, and
rhythm." By his mastery this artist "would restore the art of the theater to its home
by means of his own creative genius." In Craig's manifesto the director became
alike and which only differ in their degree of worthlessness. l\.o longer can we
identify the creative signatures of the Maly Theater, of the Vakhtangov Theater, of
the Kamerny Theater, of the Moscow Art Theater. . . . In your effort to eradicate ...
When The Seagull was performed in the Hermitage building of the Moscow Art
Theater, the machinery was not working perfectly, and technique did not yet
extend its feelers into all corners of the theater. The secret of Chekhov's mood
lies in ...
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