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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If in the Chekhov plays the particulars distracted the director from the whole
because the impressionistically drawn figures of Chekhov lent themselves well to
precise characterization, similarly, in the plays by Ibsen, the director had to
explain to ...
The secret of Chekhov's mood lies in the rhythm of his language. This rhythm was
felt by the actors of the Art Theater during the rehearsals of the first Chekhov play,
was felt because of their love for Chekhov. The Moscow Art Theater would ...
created atmosphere with external devices such as darkness, sounds,
accessories, and characters, and soon lost his sense of direction because he did
not realize how Chekhov changed from subtle realism to mystic lyricism. 1 Once
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