Direction

Shepherd, Simon (2012) Direction. Readings in Theatre Practice . Palgrave Macmillian, Basingstoke . ISBN 9780230276222
Creators:Shepherd, Simon
Abstract:

Is theatre direction a craft?

Why did theatre directors only start to appear at the beginning of the twentieth century?

These questions and more are answered in this survey of the art of theatre direction. The book's scope ranges across the theatres of both America and Europe, looking at approaches from Stanislavski up to the present day. Alongside descriptions of rehearsal-room practices, the text describes the history of directing, how it has been defined and the types of theatre it has made. It also reflects on the controversial nature of the role. Packed with quotations and examples, the book offers insights into the work of many different practitioners. It enables students to gain an in-depth understanding of directing ... and sheds light on mysteries such as why theatre directors so often sit behind tables.

Item Type:Book
Date:2012
ID Code:358
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