This title aims to demystify the art of directing for the stage.
Offering detailed advice on every aspect of the process, it explores the ways in which a carefully orchestrated performance can be made to appear fresh and spontaneous.
Topics covered include roles and responsibilities of the director; choosing the play and finding a producer; and planning the project.
Preparing the text and anticipating audience reaction; developing the play and assessing progress in rehearsals is also covered.
The influence of the director on audience opinion and response; the influence of the director on the actors and the technical team; surviving the first night; and preparing for long runs and tours is also explored.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages, 54 b&w photographs, 6 diagrams
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/07/2003
- Category: Ttechnical & background skills
- ISBN: 9781861266033