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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At the last two rehearsals you ought to have very few notes: all the difficulties
should have been cleared away. The first time I ever counted my notes was when
I had to produce Arms and the Man in ten rehearsals. The total was 600. That is a
Remember that no strangers should be present at a rehearsal. It is sometimes
expedient that strangers, and even journalists, be invited to witness a so~called
rehearsal; and on such occasions a pre-arranged interruption by the producer
Dress rehearsals should be given under actual performance conditions—that is,
with scenery and changes of scenery in the time taken by an actual intermission,
with lights, props, costumes, make-up and wigs, music, and supers, if there are ...
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