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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He described the virtues of the director as “sincerity and modesty, maturity,
reflection, eclecticism; he does not invent ideas, he recovers them. His role is to
translate the author, to read the text, to feel the inspiration of it, to possess it as a ...
In your reflection it will be somewhat different from mine. LITOVTZEVA: How then
can we go on if we do not immediately know where to go? We can lose our way.
STANISLAVSKY (passing a finger around the rim of a tea glass): Here is a circle
It could be shown, I believe, that the erratic violence of playing that characterizes
some of the contemporary American theater's most vital direction is a direct
reflection of this particular anxiety, the obsessive preoccupation with the Smash
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