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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N. N. LITOVTZEVA: And when do you give the actors the necessary words?
STAN1sLAvsKY: That is the most difficult moment. I try at first not to give any
words at all—all I need is the plan of the action. When the actor has mastered that
You are young, you are about fifteen or twenty years younger than Iforget this old
man's diction. Shoot it out with a free, distinct diction. No doddering right now, that
will come later—we will go into it then. Perhaps we will give you a chair during ...
As she starts to say “Or if, indeed, you find it shameful . . she slowly unsheathes
Hippolytus' sword, and suddenly brandishes it; then she takes two steps and
cries with all her might: "Give it now!" Or if, indeed, you find it shameful To drench
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