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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PLAYGOER1 Then you place the stage-director before the actors? STAGE-
DIRECTOR: Yes; the relation of the stage-director to the actor is precisely the
same as that of the conductor to his orchestra, or of the publisher to his printer.
STAGE-DIRECTOR: No, that may merely prove the actor to be a bad craftsman.
PLAYGOER: Tell me, then. STAGE-DIRECTOR: The greatest offense an actor
can give to a dramatist is to cut out words or lines in his play, or to insert what is ...
It seems to me that the stage-director has already been doing a good deal of
what may be called actual work. STAGE-DIRECTOR: Well, perhaps; but the
difficulties have but commenced. By the actual work I mean the work which needs
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