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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VLADIMIR NEMIROVICH-DANCHENKO (1858-I943) The Three Faces of the
Director A régisseur is a triple-faced creature: 1. the régisseur-interpreter; he
instructs how to play; so that it is possible to call him the régisseur-actor or the ...
has received from the régisseur, to such a degree that he enters into the life of all
the instructions received from him. “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground
and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." This Biblical ...
There is yet another very important requirement: in such a degree to read and
incarnate oneself into a role that the words of the author become for the actor his
own words; i.e., if I may repeat what I said about the régisseur, the author must
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