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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For an hour one morning the two actresses dragged heavily weighted suitcases
around the stage, trying to get on buses, arguing with landladies, struggling
through the rain. (Joan will often take the analogy a stage further, beyond the
“Is this a dagger" was helped by a four-pace forward movement; while not
actually retained, it gave the grasping surge of movement behind the line ("Come
, let me clutch thee"). Movement is thus a vital element in Joan's work—not only
The kind of acting Joan is reacting against is the suave, polished, slick
personality that repeats itself unchanged from play to play. The original sin of
weekly repertory keeps this smooth tradition well supplied. lt was precisely the
same kind of ...
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