Play directing: analysis, communication, and style
This authoritative and highly respected classic text and "workbook" explores all aspects of directing plays in live theatre, including working with actors, playwrights, and designers. Thoroughly revised and updated, Play Directing, Fourth Edition, outlines for readers a technical method for examining the structure of ALL playscripts in order to show how plays are made and how directors can prepare. Author Francis Hodge focuses on the various methods a director can use in communicating with actors and designers. In addition, Hodge illustrates how to bring out the actor through visual stimulations and through the development of oral-aural expertise.
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THE DERlVATIVES OF DRAMATIC ACTION
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