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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STELLA Spine—holtl onto Stanley (Blanche the antagonist). One reason Stella
submits to Stanley's solution at the end, is perfectly ready to, is that she has an
unconscious hostility toward Blanche. Blanche is so patronizing, demanding and
A Source Book of the Modern Theater Toby Cole Helen Krich Chinoy. Stella, at
the beginning of the play, won't face a hostility (concealed from herself and
unrecognized) toward Stanley. She is so dependent on him, so compulsively
There is nothing to command his loyalty. Stanley rapes Blanche because he has
tried and tried to keep her down to his level. This way is the last. For a moment he
succeeds. And then, in Scene 11, he has failed! Stanley has got things his way.
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