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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We call those creations classics if they achieve a never-ending, immediate effect
across the centuries. They survive the ravages of time. This does not mean,
however, that they always have identical meaning for the various generations.
For example, can it also be applied to the classics and to plays of the turn of the
century? BRECHT: An Epic acting style is not to be considered in the same way
for all classics. It seems to be most applicable, that is to say it promises results ...
The following survey reports the opinions of practicing directors of Shakespeare
on a wide variety of problems: preserving the integrity of Shakespeare's text,
modern sensibility and the classics, musical quality in the verse and dramatic ...
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