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Directing Theater 101

Author : Wilma Marcus Chandler
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What are the practical and creative elements for becoming a director? How do you get started? What is the best way for actors, designers, and crew to work with directors? This guide provides regional theater companies and new directors with the knowledge and tools they need to produce successful shows. Drawing on years of experience directing and producing plays, Wilma Marcus Chandler covers such topics as: * How to read and analyze a script and really understand it * How to visualize your show * How to get started, researching and thinking about concept, music, lights, sound, costumes * How to hold auditions * How to talk to your case and crew--and how to listen * How to stage a play, using blocking, body movement, stage business, exits and entrances * How to prepare a production, including rehearsal techniques, time lines, budgets, royalties, publicity * How to prepare a career in directing

Directing In Theater

Author : Jeri Freedman
ISBN : 9781502622839
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The ultimate responsibility for a play falls on the director, who must be a leader and someone who can work cooperatively. Students can read about all the tasks that a director needs to do, and what demands will be placed on a director during the lifetime of the show. There is a sidebar on a person who turned directorial skills into a great career, and a chapter on how directing in theater can translate into many different careers.

Collaborative Stage Directing

Author : Jean Burgess
ISBN : 9780429662706
Genre : Performing Arts
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Collaborative Stage Directing: A Guide to Creating and Managing a Positive Theatre Environment focuses on the director’s collaboration with actors and the creative team, and the importance of communication and leadership skills to create and manage a healthy working environment. Speaking directly to the student, this compact resource walks the aspiring director through basic principles of group dynamics, active listening, open-ended questioning, brainstorming, and motivational leadership, supported by examples and case studies offered by current professional and academic directors. With a focus on preparing the student director for resume-building opportunities beyond the studio lab, Collaborative Stage Directing challenges readers with reflective activities, a series of guiding questions to apply to three short plays, and an extensive checklist to assist them with independent directing projects. As an easy-to-use resource, Collaborative Stage Directing works as a supplement to a classic directing text or as a stand-alone guide.

The Art And Craft Of Play Directing

Author : David Stevens
ISBN : 9781300888482
Genre : Art
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Theatre is an interpretive art based upon a director's emotional reaction to reading a play and imagining a production of that play. Before the audience experiences the production, the director must go through a process, part art and part craft, to create it. This book is intended to introduce undergraduate students with a solid theatre background to that process. Stevens includes chapters covering theatre and art, the interpretation of the script, composition and movement, working with actors, and matters of style. Each chapter contains exercises in order for students to consolidate what they have learned. The complete text of John Millington Synge's "Riders to the Sea" is included as an example and study text, and Stevens relates many examples from his own rich directing background. Twenty production photos, two sample floor plans, and numerous diagrams round out the text. The study of directing is a life-long project, and in this book Stevens provides a basis for that study.

The Stage Art Of Komisarjevsky

Author : Catherine J. Johnson
ISBN : UOM:39015022042900
Genre : Costume
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American Theatre

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114613065
Genre : Theater
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Answers From The Working Actor

Author : Jackie Apodaca
ISBN : 9781351839136
Genre : Performing Arts
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For nearly a decade, Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff shared duties as advice columnists for the actors’ trade paper, Backstage. Their highly popular weekly feature, "The Working Actor," fielded questions from actors all over the country. A cross between "Dear Abby" and The Hollywood Reporter, their column was a fact-based, humorous, compassionate take on the questions actors most wanted answered. Using some of their most interesting, entertaining, and informative columns as launch points, Answers from "The Working Actor" guides readers through the ins and outs (and ups and downs) of the acting industry. Apodaca and Kostroff share an approach that is decidedly "on the ground." They’ve both labored in the trenches just like their readers—dealing with auditions, classes, photos, résumés, rehearsals, contract negotiations, representatives, jobs, challenging colleagues, and the search for that elusive life/career balance. There are few absolutes in the acting profession and virtually no proven and reliable steps. Unlike books that claim to offer "Quick Steps to a Successful Acting Career," Answers from "The Working Actor" deals honestly with the realities, providing facts, options, strategies, stories, points of view, and the wisdom of experience, while ultimately challenging readers to make their own decisions. This book will give new actors a head start on their journeys and remind experienced professionals that, in the acting business, there is never only one answer to any question.

Lighting Dimensions

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ISBN : UOM:39015014053303
Genre : Cinematography
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The Director And The Stage

Author : Edward Braun
ISBN : UOM:39015008976162
Genre : Performing Arts
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Theater Week

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105016139995
Genre : Theater
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