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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PLAYGOER: But what has this to do with the stage directions of the playwright,
and in what way does the playwright offend the theater when he dictates these
stage directions? STAGE-Dnu-Ic-rOR: He offends in that he poaches on their ...
I ntust renounce at the outset all temptation to be conspicuous in direction, to
issue commands, to show how well I can read a line or play a scene, or slam a
door; to ridicule or get laughs at a confused actor's expense, to criticize openly.
I don't think it's really surprising that I should be indebted to the writings and not to
the stage practice of these men (in production, direction, set design, costuming,
acting, etc.). Actually, though our points of view may be very nearly identical ...
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