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On Directing: Interviews with Directorsby Gabriella Giannachi
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Book News Annotation:
Interviews with 21 contemporary theater directors consider the position of the director in theater and performance today, and delve into questions surrounding the director's role, methods for rehearsal, directing styles, and threats to the concept of directing. Lacks a subject index. The editors are affiliated with Lancaster University and York University.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Gabriella Giannachi is Lecturer in Theatre Studies at Lancaster University, U.K.
Mary Luckhurst is a playwright, translator and Lecturer in Modern Drama at York University, U.K.
Table of Contents
Foreword--Peter Brook * Introduction * Pete Brooks * Anne Castledine * Peter Cheeseman * Declan Donnellan * Tim Etchells * John Fox * David Glass * Garry Hynes * Phyllida Lloyd * Ewan Marshall * Simon McBurney * Clifford McLucas and Mike Pearson * Jonathan Miller * Katie Mitchell * Gerry Mulgrew * Lloyd Newson * Julia Pascal * Ian Spink * Jatinder Verma * Deborah Warner
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