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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The failure of these partial perspectives led to an eclectic theater in which the
director was the sole creator of significant form. In the “theatrical" theaters of
Jacques Copeau, Max Reinhardt, and Vsevolod Meyerhold the director reached
Vsevolod Meyerhold illustrates it in its constructivist, Marxian aspect. Different as
their theaters were, Reinhardt and Meyerhold have much in common. Both, for
example, began as actors under great naturalist directors—Reinhardt under ...
VSEVOLOD MEYERHOLD (1874-1942) Rehearsals of The Inspector General In
the annals of the theater it is unusual to find a verbatim transcript of an actual
rehearsal. Meyerhold, accustomed to doing the unusual, made this a possibility
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