Directing for the Stage

Directing for the Stage

The 42 exercises detailed in this comprehensive guide provide both the instructor and the student a 'user-friendly' workshop structure.

Author: Terry John Converse

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN: UVA:X002761371

Category: Education

Page: 319

View: 655

The 42 exercises detailed in this comprehensive guide provide both the instructor and the student a 'user-friendly' workshop structure. The basic concepts of directing are learned progressively. This approach is totally new -- the student discovers the demands and problems of directing by actually doing it step-by-step. The student's own directing style emerges with each exercise.
Categories: Education

Directing for the Stage

Directing for the Stage

Explores the rudiment's of the theatre director's role by going through the various phases of a theatrical production; Script analysis - Audience reaction - Staging crowd scenes - Rehearsals - Directing the musical - Directing the motion ...

Author: Lloyd Anton Frerer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 0844259020

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

View: 723

Explores the rudiment's of the theatre director's role by going through the various phases of a theatrical production; Script analysis - Audience reaction - Staging crowd scenes - Rehearsals - Directing the musical - Directing the motion picture.
Categories: Performing Arts

Stage Directing

Stage Directing

Exercises, objectives, and key terms put directing precepts to a practical test, revealing what is significant about each phase of the process. Over eighty charts, graphs, and photographs unite to exemplify the text.

Author: Jim Patterson

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478626862

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 167

Flexible and concise, Stage Directing details the seven steps that make up the directing process: selecting a work, analyzing and researching the playscript, conceiving the production, casting, beginning rehearsals, polishing rehearsals, and giving and receiving criticism. Each step is highlighted with valuable directing tips, as well as examples from modern and contemporary playscripts and productions. Exercises, objectives, and key terms put directing precepts to a practical test, revealing what is significant about each phase of the process. Over eighty charts, graphs, and photographs unite to exemplify the text. With a fresh voice and an engaging writing style, Patterson provides insightful questions, suggestions, and illustrations that define and invoke contemplation about the role of the director. Three original short plays provide the opportunity for hands-on analysis and the application of practical concepts. In a final essay, Patterson highlights the function and growing artistry of the director in the modern and postmodern theatre by concisely examining the history of the director.
Categories: Performing Arts

Stage Directing

Stage Directing

"This is the most comprehensive, common sense, step-by-step textbook on directing I have seen.

Author: Michael Wainstein

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781585105083

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 302

View: 590

With Stage Directing: A Director's Itinerary, the student of theatrical directing now has a step-by-step guide to directing a production, from choosing a play to opening night. Unlike other directing textbooks, this practical guidebook provides instruction on how to organize the work of the director through the practical challenges of the directorial process (e.g., organizing a budget spreadsheet, writing casting notices, setting up an audition space, etc.). In Stage Directing, the process of directing a production takes the form of twenty-one chapters, which contain helpful examples and tried-and-true exercises, as well as information on how to organize the director’s documents into a director’s production notebook.
Categories: Performing Arts

Stage Directing

Stage Directing

Exercises, objectives, and key terms put directing precepts to a practical test, revealing what is significant about each phase of the process. Over eighty charts, graphs, and photographs unite to exemplify the text.

Author: Jim Aris Patterson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1478615400

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 628

"Flexible and concise, Stage Directing details the seven steps that make up the directing process: selecting a work, analyzing and researching the playscript, conceiving the production, casting, beginning rehearsals, polishing rehearsals, and giving and receiving criticism. Each step is highlighted with valuable directing tips, as well as examples from modern and contemporary playscripts and productions. Exercises, objectives, and key terms put directing precepts to a practical test, revealing what is significant about each phase of the process. Over eighty charts, graphs, and photographs unite to exemplify the text. With a fresh voice and an engaging writing style, Patterson provides insightful questions, suggestions, and illustrations that define and invoke contemplation about the role of the director. Three original short plays provide the opportunity for hands-on analysis and the application of practical concepts. In a final essay, Patterson highlights the function and growing artistry of the director in the modern and postmodern theatre by concisely examining the history of the director." --from book description, Amazon.com.
Categories: Performing Arts

Directing for the Stage

Directing for the Stage

The contributors include Yukio Ninagawa, who has developed a spectacular grand-style theatre that marries traditional Japanese and Western traditions; Deborah Warner, who reminds us of the joy of stripping theatre back to the actor, the ...

Author: Polly Irvin

Publisher: Rotovision

ISBN: 9782880466619

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 704

The role of stage director is all-encompassing: storyteller, interpreter, collaborator, people-manager, producer, visual artist, counselor, literary consultant and creative artist. Why take on this role? How do you become a director? Where do you learn your craft and how do you formulate your stylistic direction? In Directing for the Stage, twelve top international directors reveal their approach, their inspirations, and what they believe the future holds for live theatre. The contributors include Yukio Ninagawa, who has developed a spectacular grand-style theatre that marries traditional Japanese and Western traditions; Deborah Warner, who reminds us of the joy of stripping theatre back to the actor, the text and the story; and Robert Lepage, one of the worldÆs leading theatrical inventors. Directing for the Stage brings together the diverse processes and methods of working of its contributors in their own words and each has contributed unique visual material -- sketches, notes, images from the rehearsal process, drawings of the set in progress and images from the final productions.
Categories: Performing Arts

Taking Stage

Taking Stage

We learn about their influences, their network of support and the mutual respect each of these women has for the other. I recommend this book to anyone, male or female, who wants to know what it''s like to be a director.

Author: Helen Manfull

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015047574549

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

View: 966

'A celebration of the craft of thirteen of the UK and Ireland''s top women theatre directors. Taking Stage follows the careers and approaches of thirteen women directors who have risen to the top of their profession in the British and Irish theatre. The various stories told here in candid interviews show just how hard the path and journey has been for women ambitious to have a career in what has always been a male preserve. They talk about their own working methods and their most celebrated productions from preparation, to working on a text, to casting decisions, rehearsals, defining space and learning to take charge. We learn about their influences, their network of support and the mutual respect each of these women has for the other. I recommend this book to anyone, male or female, who wants to know what it''s like to be a director. ''These women speak candidly about the perils and pleasures of their own lives and along the way give us pointers towards a different kind of future'' (Genista McIntosh, Executive Director, Royal National Theatre)'
Categories: Performing Arts

Stage Directing

Stage Directing

Topics covered include: · Roles and responsibilities of the director · Choosing the play and finding a producer · Planning the project · Preparing the text and anticipating audience reaction · Developing the play and assessing progress ...

Author: Chris Baldwin

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 1861266030

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 215

Stage Directing: A Practical Guide demystifies the art of directing for the stage. Offering detailed advice on every aspect of the process, it explores the ways in which a carefully orchestrated performance can be made to appear fresh and spontaneous. It shows how the ties between play, performers, and audience can be strengthened, and how the strategic intervention of the director can help to produce the most polished and elegant performances. Written for all those involved in the direction of stage plays, it is both a practical guide and an inspirational companion on the road from page to stage. Chris Baldwin is a theater director and playwright; he has directed for many theaters in Britain, Poland, Germany, and Spain. He has also taught directing and dramaturgy at various European colleges and is a former head of Drama and Theatre at King Alfred’s College, England.
Categories: Performing Arts

Directing Plays

Directing Plays

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Don Taylor

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0878300651

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

View: 209

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Performing Arts

Directing for Theater

Directing for Theater

"This book is as close as one gets to an attempt to define that elusive gift and talent for directing theater. Directing for Theater is a record of one director's personal odyssey into the rarely charted waters of the directing art.

Author: Edgardo Bengson De la Cruz

Publisher: University of the Phillipines Press

ISBN: UOM:39015061247139

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 640

"This book is as close as one gets to an attempt to define that elusive gift and talent for directing theater. Directing for Theater is a record of one director's personal odyssey into the rarely charted waters of the directing art. As stated in the foreword, it is "a reflection of the wisdom that Edgardo Bengson de la Cruz has developed over many decades as a teacher of voice, movement, acting, and directing.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Drama

Directing for Stage and Screen

Directing for Stage and Screen

If directing dramatic productions interests you, this book is a basic guide to show you know to apply the principles of directing to any dramatic medium--stage, television, or film.

Author: Marian F. Monta

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0230601375

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 678

If directing dramatic productions interests you, this book is a basic guide to show you know to apply the principles of directing to any dramatic medium--stage, television, or film. The authors, who have worked in all three media, illustrated how the principles of one medium relate to the other two.
Categories: Performing Arts

Directing Shakespeare

Directing Shakespeare

"Professor Homan recounts the experience of staging King Lear accompanied by a musical score for piano, violin, and cello played live onstage.

Author: Sidney Homan

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821415504

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

View: 740

"Professor Homan recounts the experience of staging King Lear accompanied by a musical score for piano, violin, and cello played live onstage. He discusses the challenge of making and trying to justify cuts in Hamlet. The chapter on The Comedy of Errors shows the ways in which scholarly and critical writings can contribute to a director's decisions on everything from casting to acting styles. A casual remark from an actress leads to a feminist production of a Midsummer Night's Dream. He describes the delicate collaboration between director and performer as he works with actors preparing for The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, and Hamlet. Other chapters treat a set designer's bold red drapes that influenced the director's concept for Julius Caesar, and the cross-influence of back-to-back runs of Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Hamlet."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Literary Criticism

So You Want to be a Theatre Director

So You Want to be a Theatre Director

He is the ideal author of a "how to" guide to directing. As Unwin himself says: "Directing plays is difficult. The aim of this book is to lay out what skills are needed, and to give some sense of how you might develop them.

Author: Stephen Unwin

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 1854597795

Category: Drama

Page: 248

View: 660

A hands-on, step-by-step guide to directing plays--by one of Britain's leading theatre directors. Stephen Unwin has worked with hundreds of different actors in a multiplicity of different venues. He is the ideal author of a "how to" guide to directing. As Unwin himself says: "Directing plays is difficult. The aim of this book is to lay out what skills are needed, and to give some sense of how you might develop them. The emphasis is on the professional theatre, but the book is useful for directors in other contexts--amateur dramatics, university drama, school plays and so on. Directing is directing, wherever you do it." Starting at the very beginning, Unwin takes us step by step through: * Choosing the play * Casting * Design * Rehearsal - Establishing Facts, Improvisation, Language, Character, Blocking, Using Specialists and so on * Running the Play * Putting it on the Stage * Opening Night
Categories: Drama

The Stage Directions Guide to Directing

The Stage Directions Guide to Directing

Every director, from the beginner to the most experienced, will find in this book invaluable information to make their direction more effective.

Author: Stephen Peithman

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: 032500112X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

View: 289

Every director, from the beginner to the most experienced, will find in this book invaluable information to make their direction more effective. Following a general overview of the director's role, the book focuses on how the director shapes and guides a production - from preproduction meetings to curtain calls. Veteran directors and actors in community, regional, and academic theatre offer their expertise on a range of topics, including: selecting the right play things to look for in an audition criticizing effectively basics of directing a musical staging a big show with a small cast blocking tips managing rehearsal and schedules and much more. Directors may be an unseen presence in stage productions, but their influence is everywhere to be seen - and heard. Stage Directions Guide to Directing provides welcome support to directors charged with unlocking the full potential of their productions.
Categories: Performing Arts

Fundamentals of Play Directing

Fundamentals of Play Directing

This thorough, detailed introduction to modern stage directing focuses on fundamentals, with an emphasis on the director's interaction with actors.

Author: Alexander Dean

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: UOM:49015000849068

Category: Theater

Page: 381

View: 634

This thorough, detailed introduction to modern stage directing focuses on fundamentals, with an emphasis on the director's interaction with actors. The material is organized in a clear, step-by-step teaching format, from explanations to demonstrations and exercises.
Categories: Theater

Directing in Musical Theatre

Directing in Musical Theatre

This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end.

Author: Joe Deer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136246708

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 755

This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and technical production all the way to the final performance, Joe Deer covers the full range. Deer’s accessible and compellingly practical approach uses proven, repeatable methods for addressing all aspects of a production. The focus at every stage is on working with others, using insights from experienced, successful directors to tackle common problems and devise solutions. Each section uses the same structure, to stimulate creative thinking: Timetables: detailed instructions on what to do and when, to provide a flexible organization template Prompts and Investigations: addressing conceptual questions about style, characterization and design Skills Workshops: Exercises and ‘how-to’ guides to essential skills Essential Forms and Formats: Including staging notation, script annotation and rehearsal checklists Case Studies: Well-known productions show how to apply each chapter’s ideas Directing in Musical Theatre not only provides all of the essential skills, but explains when and how to put them to use; how to think like a director.
Categories: Performing Arts