Fundamentals of Play Directing: Fifth Edition

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Waveland Press, Aug 21, 2009 - Performing Arts - 374 pages

This landmark work has influenced generations of stage directors and is considered the most influential treatment of the art of directing. Both theoretical and practical, Fundamentals of Play Directing offers content and information on the major technical and visual issues of stage directing that beginning directors will find invaluable. Following introductory chapters, readers are introduced to the basicsplay analysis, basic technique for the actor, and the directors media. These chapters form an essential preparation for an in-depth examination of the five fundamentals of play directing that make up the core of the text: composition, picturization, movement, rhythm, and pantomimic dramatization.

 

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Contents

Basics
21
The Five Fundamentals of Play Directing
67
Working with the Actor
241
Directing the Play
273
Application to Other Theatre Spaces and Forms
307
Design Production Staff and Stage Management
346
Exercises for Body Voice and Emotion
356
Index
367
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