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-Ie was a practicing director who, for example, handled more rehearsals of the
initial Art Theater production of The Sea Gull than Stanislavsky himself. He and
Stanislavsky were listed jointly as régisseurs on the playbills of the Art Theater.
STANISLAVSKY: You indicate approximately some kind of an objective. But the
super-objective will not be found in a long time. Perhaps only at the twentieth
performance. However, you do suggest to the actor a temporary super-objective.
London: Constable 8c Co., 1932. D'Angelo, Evelyn: “Sl1aw's Theory of Stage
Representation." Quarterly journal of Speech, XV, June 1929, 330-349.
Stanislavsky, Konstantin S.: An Actor Prepares. Translated by Elizabeth Reynolds
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