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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If, as I conceive it, the purpose of the theater be to hold the mirror up to nature, I
know of no better place to obtain the effects of nature than to go to nature itself.
To fulfill this purpose with integrity, to surround the mimic life of the characters in ...
PLAYGOER: Then do you actually mean that he has made so close a study of
nature that he can direct his electricians how to make it appear as if the sun were
shining at such and such an altitude, or as if the moonlight were flooding the ...
Right away from all this question of positions there is the question of the art, the
work. If an actor assumes the management of the stage, and if he is a better actor
than his fellows, a natural instinct will lead him to make himself the center of ...
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