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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He will pay less heed to the play than he will to his own part, and he will, in fact,
gradually cease to look upon the work as a whole. And this is not good for the
work. This is not the way a work of art is to be produced in the theater.
With these various, thoroughly digested parts the whole is glued together again.
This piecing together of the whole from its parts is called the art of the director, but
I think the analytical work of the naturalist-director, this pasting together of the ...
Remember that when the “perfect" rehearsals begin, the whole affair will collapse
in apparent and most disappointing back-slidings for at least a week as far as the
long parts are concerned, because in the first agony of trying to remember the ...
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