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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But the very first thing to be realized is that little or no result can come from the
reforming of a single craft of the theater without at the same time, in the same
theater, reforming all the other crafts. The whole Renaissance of the Art of the
created atmosphere with external devices such as darkness, sounds,
accessories, and characters, and soon lost his sense of direction because he did
not realize how Chekhov changed from subtle realism to mystic lyricism. 1 Once
It is always my aim to get a play completely prepared without anyone realizing
just how it was done. I want the actors to be unconscious of my supervision. I
want whatever direction they require to come to them without their realization.
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