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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In preparing Alexei Tolstoy's Czar Fyodor, for example, he insisted on visiting the
actual historical locales and purchasing authentic accessories. Looking back at
this early period in his career, he decided: “This artistic truth was at the time ...
search for the truth. This quest after truth led him to the truth of inner experiences,
that is, he began to demand a genuine, natural inner experience upon the stage,
forgetting that the actor's inner experience must be conveyed to the auditorium ...
Stanislavsky served the truth with truth, water with water, grouse with grouse,
while Meyerhold removed truth altogether, that is, he left the dish, the method of
preparing it, but he prepared paper and not a grouse. And so he obtained paper
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