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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These actors know: That movement is the actor's most intense means of
expression; That their whole physical make-up is part of the character they
represent, and that at certain moments in the action their hands, their back, and
their feet can ...
Sometimes a poor girl of the street has attracted my attention because she was
like a character I had in mind. I have sent for her and bought her dress, hat, shoes
, and stockings. My wardrobe people have rummaged for weeks through ...
The playwright can never get the characters he imagined: he gets actors who are
always themselves transfigured into stage images which the playwright may feel
correspond to a reality he was seeking. How often have we heard a playwright ...
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