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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STAGE-Dim-ICT0R: Well, but is it not permissible to give an idea whatever form
the artist chooses? PLAYGOER: Yes. STAGE-Dnu-IcTOR: And is it an
unpardonable crime for the theatrical artist to use some different material to the
The movements of the play are almost all concerned with the expression of ideas
and not of action. If there is action, it is very short-lived and very brief. The
choreography is much more concerned with the subtle delineation of emotions by
But she won't come the Boss-Director on you. If an actor has an idea and she has
an idea, you have full time and opportunity to debate, try it out, and quite often a
compromise is found. She is very willing to chuck out her idea if yours is better.
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