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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And Stanislavsky himself was compelled to use theatrical means. You know there
is not a production of Chekhov's plays without a backstage language of its own—
none of them takes place without the sound of the cricket, the noise of the street ...
It means constantly searching for reasons that will explain liking and admiration.
It means living according to poets' rules. It means comporting with the gods of the
stage, with the mystery of the theater. It means being honest and straightforward ...
To direct a production means to help the actors with their memorizing and to mold
the text in rehearsals so that it is freed of bookishness and takes on the feeling of
the players, to make the actor comfortable and to know how to do this. It means ...
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