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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We are especially grateful to Tyrone Guthrie, Elia Kazan, and Harold Clurman,
who allowed us to use unpublished material, and to those other contemporary
directors, noted in the text, who permitted us to reprint articles originally
HARQLD CLURMAN (b. 1901) In ... Why Harold Clurman: “In a Different
Language," Theatre Arts, Vol. XXXIV, Januarv 1950, 18-2o. By permission of
Harold Clurman. -~ are there directors, far less acute than the playwrights 272
HAROLD CLURMAN (b. 1901) Some Preliminary Notes for The Member of the
Wedding rr To put it as simply as possible, the function of the stage director is to
translate a play text into stage terms: that is, to make the play as written, clear, ...
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