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Stage Directions Guide to Directing (Stage Directions Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

Neil Offen served as Editor of Stage Directions magazine for nearly five years, beginning in 1994. Neil brings to his work decades of journalistic experience and a lifelong love of theatre in all its facets.Stephen Peithman is Editor-in-Chief of Stage Directions magazine, which he cofounded in 1988. Stephen brings to his work decades of journalistic experience and a lifelong love of theatre in all its facets.

Table of Contents

Contents: Part I - PREPRODUCTION 1 - Ten Steps for Picking the Right Play; What to Look for Before You Decide 2 - Finding the Right Play for You; How to Use Play Catalogues to Guide the Way 3 - Thirteen Reasons Not to Pick a Show; A Baker's Dozen of Common Traps 4 - Seven Reasons Not to Attempt the Classics; ...And All the Reasons Why We Should, Anyway, Dale Lyles 5 - How to Read a Script; Ten Ways to Judge Whether a Play is Right for You, Jim De Young 6 - Is It Legal to Change the Script? 7 - Photocopying Plays; Publishers Explain What's Legal and What Isn't Part II - FIRST STEPS 8 - Getting It All Together; How to Work with Your Production Team 9 - Off to a Good Start; Set the Ground Rules Early-and Stick to Them 10 - Great Expectations; A Successful Opening Night Begins with the First Rehearsal, Nancianne Pfister 11 - Make Time Work for You; How to Keep on Top of things Throughout the Rehearsal Period 12 - Off Book, On Target; Offstage Readers During Rehearsal Get Actors Out of the Script and In

Product Details

ISBN:
9780325001128
Editor:
Peithman, Stephen
Editor:
Offen, Neil
Editor:
Peithman, Stephen
Editor:
Offen, Neil
Author:
Peithman, Stephen
Author:
Offen, Neil
Publisher:
Heinemann Drama
Location:
Portsmouth, NH :
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Production and direction
Subject:
Theater - Stagecraft
Subject:
Theater - Direction & Production
Subject:
Theater -- Production and direction.
Series:
Stage Directions Guides
Publication Date:
19990426
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9.02x6.12x.38 in. .56 lbs.

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