Fundamentals of Play Directing

Author: Alexander Dean
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478608498
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This landmark work has influenced generations of stage directors and is considered the most influential treatment of the art of directing. Both theoretical and practical, Fundamentals of Play Directing offers content and information on the major technical and visual issues of stage directing that beginning directors will find invaluable. Following introductory chapters, readers are introduced to the basicsplay analysis, basic technique for the actor, and the directors media. These chapters form an essential preparation for an in-depth examination of the five fundamentals of play directing that make up the core of the text: composition, picturization, movement, rhythm, and pantomimic dramatization.

Play Directing

Author: Francis Hodge
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205419234
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Play Directing, Sixth Edition" describes the various roles a director plays, from selection and analysis of the play to working with actors and designers to bring it to life. The authors emphasize that the role of the director is not as a dictator, but as a leader of artists working in collaboration who look to the director for ideas that will give impetus to their fullest, most creative expressions. The text emphasizes that directing is not a finite and specific "system" of production, but rather is a means for providing an intensive look at the structure of plays, of acting and actor-ownership, and of all the other crafts that together make a produced play. New to This Edition Features new author Michael McLain, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles and founding Artistic Associate and Literary Director of the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, who brings a fresh new voice to "Play Directing, Sixth Edition" while retaining the point of view and fundamentals that have made the text a success in its earlier editions. Adds new chapters on working with actors (Chapter 16) and on the director and the dramaturg (Appendix 2), as well as new material on the director in opera, offering a wealth of new information on the director's role. Revises many exercises for increased focus on points discussed in the text, expanding the opportunities for practical application. Includes an expanded bibliography with an updated survey of a diverse range of works related to directing, providing students with valuable guidelines to further study.

The Art and Craft of Play Directing

Author: David Stevens
ISBN: 1300888482
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Theatre is an interpretive art based upon a director's emotional reaction to reading a play and imagining a production of that play. Before the audience experiences the production, the director must go through a process, part art and part craft, to create it. This book is intended to introduce undergraduate students with a solid theatre background to that process. Stevens includes chapters covering theatre and art, the interpretation of the script, composition and movement, working with actors, and matters of style. Each chapter contains exercises in order for students to consolidate what they have learned. The complete text of John Millington Synge's "Riders to the Sea" is included as an example and study text, and Stevens relates many examples from his own rich directing background. Twenty production photos, two sample floor plans, and numerous diagrams round out the text. The study of directing is a life-long project, and in this book Stevens provides a basis for that study.

Fundamentals of Directing

Author: Ric Knowles
ISBN: 9781770914704
Format: PDF
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A guide for aspiring directors in the professional world of theatre, in Canada and beyond.