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 actors must have, for many rehearsals before the dress rehearsal, the same
headgear, coats, trains, etc., or at least costumes like the ones they will wear at
the performance. The performance should not present the actor with any ...
As far as the actor was concerned, often he received a court costume from the
king or one of the high nobility (thus, Richelieu gave Bellecoeur a knight's
costume in which to create the role of the Cid); and the actor's sole ambition was
I generally prefer to leave the costuming until after the first week of rehearsals,
when I am reasonably sure of my actors, unless it happens to be a costume play
which I am producing. If it demands other than modern clothes, I write a full ...
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