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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PETER HALL Speaking has lagged behind other aspects of present-day
production. Shakespearean actors need a great deal of practice. They do not get
it. Those who can act Shakespeare have been doing so on and off for twenty
to stage a Shakespeare play you cannot also teach your cast to speak him.
Consider the case history of a young actor. He is singled out at drama school and
does a term in repertory during which he will play one or two Shakespearean
parts if ...
Because we want to attract a wide audience for Shakespeare, we don't charge
admission. Our audience is therefore made up largely of people who have never
seen professional theater. But they have been to the movies and they watch ...
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