So You Want To Be A Theatre Director?

September 1, 2004|
So You Want To Be A Theatre Director? by Stephen Unwin
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A hands-on, step-by-step guide to directing plays—by one of Britain's leading theatre directors.

Stephen Unwin has worked with hundreds of different actors in a multiplicity of different venues. He is the ideal author of a "how to" guide to directing.

As Unwin himself says: "Directing plays is difficult. The aim of this book is to lay out what skills are needed, and to give some sense of how you might develop them. The emphasis is on the professional theatre, but the book is useful for directors in other contexts—amateur dramatics, university drama, school plays and so on. Directing is directing, wherever you do it."

Starting at the very beginning, Unwin takes us step by step through:
* Choosing the play
* Casting
* Design
* Rehearsal - Establishing Facts, Improvisation, Language, Character, Blocking, Using Specialists and so on
* Running the Play
* Putting it on the Stage
* Opening Night

Stephen Unwin is one of the UK's leading theatre and opera directors. He founded the English Touring Theatre in 1993 and opened the Rose Theatre Kingston in 2008, becoming Artistic Director until 2014. He has written guides to Shakespeare's and Brecht's plays, as well as to Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, and Twentieth-Century Drama. He is...
Title:So You Want To Be A Theatre Director?Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.62 X 5.33 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.62 X 5.33 X 0.75 inPublished:September 1, 2004Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1854597795

ISBN - 13:9781854597793

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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