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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E. S. TELESHEVA: Must you explain the super-objective to the actor? Do you
yourself define it before work begins? STANISLAVSKY1 I am afraid to make a
definitive decision prematurely. There must be something of a hint first. I know
Every great objective destroys and absorbs in itself all the preceding smaller
objectives which recede into the subconscious. They no longer burden your mind
. You take the super-objective and everything only serves to bring you to it.
If your every sentence supports this objective you will realize how ridiculous it is
to permit suspicion to fall on Desdemona. ... Everything will appear self-evident
precisely because I cleave strongly to the superobjective and the through action.
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