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The most comprehensive and wide-ranging sourcebook on the role of the theatre director ever devised "Re: Direction" is an extraordinary resource for practitioners and students of directing. It provides a collection of ground-breaking interviews, primary sources and essays on 20th century directing theories and practices around the world. Helpfully organized into four key areas of the subject, the book explores * Theories of directing * The boundaries of the director's role * The limits of categorization * The history of the theatre and performance art Exceptionally useful and thought-provoking introductory essays by editors Schneider and Cody guide through the wealth of material included here. "Re: Direction" is the kind of book anyone interested in theatre history should own, and which will prove and indispensable toolkit for a lifetime of study.

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Although live theatre is viewed by many as the most ephemeral of art forms, leaving behind few artifacts, Schneider (theatre, film, and dance, Cornell U.) and Cody (drama and film, Vassar College) argue that many techniques, styles, and methods reappear in citation, reenactment, adaptation within and across media. They present 41 essays selected from the four-decade run of the journal The Drama Review (with occasional additions from other journals) which demonstrate the ebbs and flows of directing styles that disappear and reappear in the practice of theory. As the nature of the journal was necessarily conditioned by the tenure of its editors, the material is grouped into categories related to the respective editorships of Robert Corrigan (1955-62), Richard Schechner (1963-9), Erika Munk (1969-70), Michael Kirby (1971-85), and Schechner again with associate editor Mariellen Sandford (1986-present).
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415213912
Editor:
Schneider, Rebecca
Editor:
Cody, Gabrielle H.
Editor:
Schneider, Rebecca
Editor:
Cody, Gabrielle H.
Author:
Schneider, R.
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
London
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Production and direction
Subject:
Theater - Direction & Production
Subject:
Theater -- Production and direction.
Subject:
Drama-Directing and Production
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Worlds of performance
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.72x6.74x.71 in. 1.73 lbs.

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