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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__ _ -I ANDRE ANTOINE (1858-1943) Behind the Fourth Wall First of all, what is
directing? One of the most authoritative men of our time, Monsieur Porel,
speaking at the International Theater Congress of igoo, has defined our art in
terms that ...
_- - -i~ -=_~ - '" Behind the liourth Wall 95 Since our theater has the bad habit of
assigning the actors to their first places in ... without worrying about the fourth wall
, which will later disappear so as to enable the audience to see what is going on.
__-4_1 Behind the Fourth Wall 97 objects which the inhabitants of the place use,
even outside the action of the play itself, in the time-lapses between acts. This
operation, conducted painstakingly and lovingly, gives life to the set. The pieces
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