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Is directing an art? Do directors need to be trained? What do directors actually do? These questions and more are answered in this accessibly written survey of the art of theatre direction. Its broad scope ranges across the theatres of both America and Europe, looking at practices from Stanislavski up to the present day.

About the Author

SIMON SHEPHERD is Professor of Theatre and Deputy Principal (Academic) at the Central School of Speech and Drama, UK. He has published on the cultural history of, and concepts about, theatre and its practices since 1981. His works include The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Theatre (2010), Performance Research 14.2 'On Training' (2009), Theatre, Body and Pleasure (2006) and Drama/Theatre/Performance (with Mick Wallis) (2004).

Table of Contents

Preface: This Book and the Others

PART I: FINDING A NAME FOR IT

PART II: BEING A DIRECTOR

What is it Directors Do?

Methods of Direction

PART III: INTERVIEW WITH RALF RICHARDT STROBECH

PART IV: HISTORIES

The Beginning of Directors, and their Possible End: A Brief History

The Pre-history of Directing

Christophe Alix: A Brief History of the Publicly-funded Director in France

How Shakespeare Shaped Directing

PART V: DIRECTORS AS AUTHORS

Authoring Authority

James Reynolds: Robert Lepage and Authorial Process

PART VI: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL GRANDAGE

PART VII: THE ART OF ORGANISATION

References

Index

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230276222
Author:
Shepherd, Simon
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Theater - Direction & Production
Subject:
Drama-Directing and Production
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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