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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“His whole career," Norris Houghton suggests, “seems to have been a search for
a style which would completely satisfy him. He has never found the perfect form."
Meyerhold was seemingly in a race with his own brilliant eclecticism, and the ...
But if indefensible mistakes occur—if, for instance, a character on leaving a
drawing room forgets his hat or stick or gloves—I am cruel enough in my
comments to make sure that the blunder will never occur again. It is too late now
for praising, ...
She never says to you: “You have got to do it like this." She will let you
experiment with complete freedom. And she will be experimenting herself. If you
astonish her, she is sensible enough to know that you will astonish an audience
in the ...
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