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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With but a three hours' traffic in which to maneuver all the material of a play, the
longest part can but appear on the stage for a comparatively few informing and
effective passages. To find the inferential knowledge of it that he needs the actor
As a director, critic and above all as a playgoer, I prefer by far the attitude of a
Gorky to the productions of his plays to that expressed by the kind of playwright
who is eminently satisfied when he has dumped the bare bones of his play on the
to stage a Shakespeare play you cannot also teach your cast to speak him.
Consider the case history of a young actor. He is singled out at drama school and
does a term in repertory during which he will play one or two Shakespearean
parts if ...
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