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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At the Stratford Memorial Theatre and the Old Vic, directors from Ben Greet and
Sir Barry Jackson to Tyrone Guthrie and, more recently, Michael Benthall, Peter
Brook, and Peter Hall, have tried to find meaningful modern forms for
TYRONE GUTHRIE (b. 1900) An Audience of One Producing a play clearly
requires the coordinated efforts of many people, and the producer is no more
than the coordinator. His work may, and I think should, have creative functions,
but not ...
Guthrie, Tyrone: A Life in the Theatre. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959. Guthrie,
Tyrone: “The Producer's job." Listener, March 20, 1941, 419-420. Guthrie. Tyrone:
“Some Notes on Direction." Theatre Arts, XXVIII, November 1944, 649-653.
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