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 can say to the actor .Make a good try in this passage . . . otherwise they'll blame
me as director.' " This method of work I consider a crime. If you drop opopanax
into a retort containing organic substances everything will begin to boil, hiss, stink
conversations of a semi-dilettantish character. At present, during the labors with
my actors, I use precise definitions: “atmosphere," in which this or another scene
takes place: the “physical self-consciousness" of a given character—gay, sad, ill,
This period of uncertainty must not be prolonged; it demoralizes the actor. So
now the play is clarified, even though in summary fashion, from beginning to end.
Actors and directors have an over-all view of the work. They know where they are
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