Play Directing is about the leader of an artistic enterprise--the play director in today's theatre. The book describes the various roles a director plays, from calling the plays to orchestrating and blending a symphony of actors and elements. The author emphasizes that the role of the director is not as a dictator, but as a leader of multiple craftsmen who look to the director for ideas that will give impetus to their fullest, most creative expressions. This book emphasizes that directing is not a finite and specific system of production, but rather is a venue 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. Readers are guided through the whole process of working on a play from style to analysis, including its relationship to moving pictures and television. They are encouraged to use this foundation as a basis from which to set their own goals as creative and dedicated leaders. For anyone interested in Play Direction or Theatre Study.
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Key Benefit:Directors are often faced with the challenges of live theatre, including working with actors, playwrights, and designers. This book outlines for readers a technical method for examining the structure of all playscripts in order to how directors can prepare. Key Topics: This book focuses on the various methods a director can use in communicating with actors and designers. In addition, the author illustrates how to bring out the actor through visual stimulations. Highlights include: surveys of the different areas of dramatic production, including modern plays, new plays, musical theater, and opera; considers how directors communicate directly with audiences through their choices; shows how directors can attain individualization in staging plays; and much more. Market: Directors.About the Author:
Francis Hodge (1915–2008) was Professor of Drama at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11013682823X
Book Description Prentice Hall. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 013682823X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1780168
Book Description Prentice Hall, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX013682823X