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On Directing

Author : Harold Clurman
ISBN : 9780684826226
Genre : Performing Arts
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The celebrated director discusses the techniques of his craft and presents his own directing notes for ten major productions
Category: Performing Arts

Film Directors On Directing

Author : John Gallagher
ISBN : 0275932729
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Michael Cimino, Ulu Grosbard, Ted Kotcheff, Adrian Lyne, John Milius, Alan Parker, Mark Rydell, Susan Seidelman, Joan Micklin Silver, James Toback, Francois Truffaut, and Wim Wenders discuss their approach to film
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

On Directing

Author : Gabriella Giannachi
ISBN : 9781466887541
Genre : Performing Arts
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The profession of directing is barely a century old. On Directing considers the position of the director in theater and performance today. What is a director? How do they begin work on a play or performance? What methods are used in rehearsal? Is the director an enabler, a collaborator or dictator? As we enter the new millennium, is the very concept of directing under increasing threat from changes in thinking and practice? The full diversity of today's approaches to directing are explored through a series of interviews with leading contemporary practitioners. On Directing is a landmark book about the director's craft.
Category: Performing Arts

On Directing

Author : Eugenio Barba
ISBN : 9781135225841
Genre : Performing Arts
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"A theatre which is able to speak to each spectator in a different and penetrating language is not a fantastic idea, nor a utopia. This is the theatre for which many of us, directors and leaders of groups, trained for a long time....." - from the Introduction On Directing is Eugenio Barba's unprecedented account of his own life and work. This is a major retrospective of Barba's working methods, his practical techniques, and the life experiences which fed directly into his theatre-making. On Directing is an inspirational resource. It is a dramaturgy of dramaturgies, and a professional autobiography, from one of the most significant and influential directors and theorists working today. It provides unique insights into a philosophy and practice of directing for the beginning student, the experienced practitioner, and everyone in between.
Category: Performing Arts

Notes On Directing

Author : Frank Hauser
ISBN : 140812520X
Genre : Theater
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Featuring notes gathered from Frank Hauser's successful career as a theatre director, this work offers a commentary on human interaction and a glimpse into the hidden process of creating live theatre.
Category: Theater

Mainly On Directing

Author : Arthur Laurents
ISBN : 9780307273420
Genre : Performing Arts
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From Arthur Laurents, playwright, screenwriter, director—a mesmerizing book about theater, the art, the artist, the insider, the outsider—and the making of two of the greatest musicals of the American stage, West Side Story and Gypsy. It is a book profoundly enriched by the author’s two loves, love for the theater and love for his partner of fifty-two years, Tom Hatcher, who shared and inspired every aspect of his life and his work. Laurents writes about the musicals he directed, I Can Get It for You Wholesale, its producer David Merrick (the “Abominable Showman”), and its (very young) stars Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould . . . He writes about Stephen Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle, which starred Angela Lansbury and Lee Remick, marking the debut for each in musical theater. He summons up the challenges and surprises that came with the making of La Cage aux Folles, the first big Broadway musical that was gay and glad to be. He writes in rich detail about his most recent production of Gypsy, how it began as an act of love, a love that spread through the entire company and resulted in a Gypsy unlike any other. And about his new bilingual production of West Side Story. And he talks, as well, about the works of other directors—Fiddler on the Roof; Kiss Me, Kate; Spring Awakening; Street Scene; The Phantom of the Opera; LoveMusik; Sweeney Todd. Moving, exhilarating, provocative—a portrait of an artist working with other artists; a unique close-up look at today’s American musical theater by a man who’s been at its red-hot center for more than five decades. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Performing Arts

On Directing Shakespeare

Author : Ralph Berry
ISBN : 9781317646495
Genre : Performing Arts
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For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what Shakespeare means to them and to their audiences. Originally published in 1977.
Category: Performing Arts

Kazan On Directing

Author : Elia Kazan
ISBN : 9780307271419
Genre : Performing Arts
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Elia Kazan was the twentieth century’s most celebrated director of both stage and screen, and this monumental, revelatory book shows us the master at work. Kazan’s list of Broadway and Hollywood successes—A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, On the Waterfront, to name a few—is a testament to his profound impact on the art of directing. This remarkable book, drawn from his notebooks, letters, interviews, and autobiography, reveals Kazan’s method: how he uncovered the “spine,” or core, of each script; how he analyzed each piece in terms of his own experience; and how he determined the specifics of his production. And in the final section, “The Pleasures of Directing”—written during Kazan’s final years—he becomes a wise old pro offering advice and insight for budding artists, writers, actors, and directors. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Performing Arts

On Directing Bruce Guthrie Interview

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Bruce Guthrie speaks to us about the day-to-day tasks of being an associate director, the relationship between associate director and artistic director and takes us through his role in the rehearsal process and live performance. From Bruce’s insights we learn of the risks and excitement of working in a live artistic medium.


Author : Michael Rabiger
ISBN : 9780240808826
Genre : Performing Arts
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Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. It emphasizes low-cost digital technology, which allows cutting-edge creativity and professionalism on shoestring budgets. And, recognizing that you learn best by doing, the book includes dozens of practical hands-on projects and activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills. Just as important as surmounting technological hurdles is the conceptual and authorial side of filmmaking. This book provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors. It offers eminently practical tools and exercises to help you develop credible and compelling stories with your cast, hone your narrative skills, and develop your artistic identity. This book shows you how to surpass mere technical proficiency and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style. This edition has been streamlined and thoroughly revised for greater ease of use. Other updates include: * current information on digital technology * an expanded section on directing actors that cross-references thirty exercises * new questionnaires to help you pinpoint a film's aesthetic needs and assess where your vocational strengths lie; and much more. The companion web site includes teaching notes, checklists, and useful forms and questionnaires: http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780240808826 * Comprehensive manual on the creative, technical, and interpersonal aspects of directing * Includes dozens of practical exercises and projects to help you improve your work and gauge your progress * Realistic advice and encouragement from a highly regarded filmmaker, mentor, and teacher
Category: Performing Arts