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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The creative director was essential for the unity of which Copeau so frequently
spoke. In a letter to Louis Jouvet, his co-worker and régisseur (stage manager),
Copeau wrote: “I would put all the books under lock and key, to forbid you to use
Dullin, Jouvet, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Jean Vilar owe their inspiration directly
or indirectly to Copeau, as does Michel ... Dullin tried to achieve at his Atelier
what Copeau had sought at the Vieux Colombier, to create “a living organism
France: Jacques Copeau et le Cartel llCs Quatre. Paris: A. G. Nizet. 1959.
Bentley, Eric: "Copeau and the Chimera," in In Search of Theater. New York:
Knopf, 1953. 256-265. Doisy, Marchel: Jacques Copeau, ou l'absolu dans l'art.
Paris: Le ...
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