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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---"-'-__-h-_;;_--__ * GEORGE ll, DUKE OF SAXE-MEININGEN (1826-I914)
Pictorial Motion In composing a stage effect, it is important to keep the middle of
the picture from being congruent with the middle of the stage. If one follows the ...
\/Ve come now to one of the special elements of Epic Theater, the so-called A-
effect (Alienation~effect).2 Briefly, it has to do with a technique which confers on
the human events to be presented the stamp of the conspicuous, of something ...
In the dispute as to whether, in his demonstration, he really stepped off on the left
(or right) foot and as to what the victim did, the demonstration can be so changed
that the A-effect comes about. In that the demonstrator now watches his ...
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