On Directing: Interviews With Directors by Gabriella Giannachi

On Directing: Interviews With Directors

EditorGabriella Giannachi

Paperback | September 29, 1999

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The profession of directing is barely a century old. On Directing considers the position of the director in theater and performance today. What is a director? How do they begin work on a play or performance? What methods are used in rehearsal? Is the director an enabler, a collaborator or dictator? As we enter the new millennium, is the very concept of directing under increasing threat from changes in thinking and practice? The full diversity of today's approaches to directing are explored through a series of interviews with leading contemporary practitioners. On Directing is a landmark book about the director's craft.

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Gabriella Giannachi is Lecturer in Theatre Studies at Lancaster University, U.K. Mary Luckhurst is a playwright, translator and Lecturer in Modern Drama at York University, U.K.
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Title:On Directing: Interviews With DirectorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 8.56 × 5.3 × 0.5 inPublished:September 29, 1999Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312224834

ISBN - 13:9780312224837

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Table of Contents

Foreword--Peter Brook * Introduction * Pete Brooks * Anne Castledine * Peter Cheeseman * Declan Donnellan * Tim Etchells * John Fox * David Glass * Garry Hynes * Phyllida Lloyd * Ewan Marshall * Simon McBurney * Clifford McLucas and Mike Pearson * Jonathan Miller * Katie Mitchell * Gerry Mulgrew * Lloyd Newson * Julia Pascal * Ian Spink * Jatinder Verma * Deborah Warner

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A landmark study of the director`s craft, this book examines the director`s role in theatre and performance and speculates on the possible changes for tomorrow. On Directing: Interviews with Directors explores a wide range of directing styles from enabling to collaborative to autocratic. At the dawn of the new millennium, the director may be under threat from transformations in theatrical thought and practice. This book reveals the entire spectrum of modern directing approaches through a series of interviews with leading directors such as: Peter Brook, John Fox, Garry Hynes and Julia Pascal.