Directing in the Theatre: A Casebook

by Robert J. Wills

Scarecrow Press | February 1, 1994 | Hardcover

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The first edition of Directing in the Theatre represented a pioneering effort in its field. Now, the revised edition offers an expanded array of materials for use in the study of directing. There are new cases about censorship, non-traditional casting, theater safety, ethics, and other subjects of both current and enduring interest. This edition also features the introduction of "Briefs," which are shortened, streamlined cases designed to stimulate discussions about such issues as gender in casting, auditions, giving and taking notes, and learning lines. The number of cases has grown from twenty-two to forty-seven, each of which can be used at both beginning and advanced levels of directing study. The corresponding Instructor's Manual, is available free upon request.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.95 × 5.84 × 0.83 in

Published: February 1, 1994

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0810827352

ISBN - 13: 9780810827356

Found in: Direction and Production, Direction and Production

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Directing in the Theatre: A Casebook

Directing in the Theatre: A Casebook

by Robert J. Wills

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.95 × 5.84 × 0.83 in

Published: February 1, 1994

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0810827352

ISBN - 13: 9780810827356

About the Book

The revised edition offers an expanded array of materials, organized into cases and shorter _briefs,_ for use in the study of directing. There are new cases covering issues of censorship, non-traditional casting, theater safety, and ethics among others. The corresponding Instructor's Manual is available free upon request.

Table of Contents

Part 1 List of Cases Part 2 Preface to the Second Edition Part 3 Preface to the First Edition Part 4 Introduction: Learning Through the Case Method Chapter 5 I. The Director: An Overview (Cases1-5) Chapter 6 II. The Director: Pre-Production (Cases 6-10) Chapter 7 III. The Director: Casting and Rehearsals (Cases 11-18) Chapter 8 IV. Working with Actors (Cases 19-27) Chapter 9 V. Working with Other Collaborators (Cases 28-34) Chapter 10 VI. Special Porblems in Directing (Cases 35-47) Part 11 About the Author

From the Publisher

The first edition of Directing in the Theatre represented a pioneering effort in its field. Now, the revised edition offers an expanded array of materials for use in the study of directing. There are new cases about censorship, non-traditional casting, theater safety, ethics, and other subjects of both current and enduring interest. This edition also features the introduction of "Briefs," which are shortened, streamlined cases designed to stimulate discussions about such issues as gender in casting, auditions, giving and taking notes, and learning lines. The number of cases has grown from twenty-two to forty-seven, each of which can be used at both beginning and advanced levels of directing study. The corresponding Instructor's Manual, is available free upon request.

About the Author

J. Robert Wills is professor of theatre and provost at Pacific Lutheran University. He has also taught and directed at Wittenburg University, The University of Kentucky, and The University of Texas at Austin. His articles about theatre have appeared in two dozen journals, and his The Director in a Changing Theatre was published in 1976.