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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useful they may be, and however pleasing to an audience, really mark the
danger point of a dramatic production. No other worker in the American theater
has given so much time and energy to perfecting them as I; nevertheless, I count
He rejected illusory décors, such as picturesquely painted “flats," and replaced
them with genuine three-dimensional déc01s—in other words, purely dramatic
and dynamic décors. The main reforms in contemporary stage design took off
He compares a dramatic work to a piece of pottery painted in false colors, whose
true colors and finished design do not appear until after it is fired. A play receives
the finishing process of an ordeal by fire through cotttact with an audience.
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