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Direction - Readings in Theatre Practice

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Title: Direction - Readings in Theatre Practice
Author: Shepherd, Simon
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Is directing an art? Do directors need to be trained? What do directors actually do? These questions and more are answered in this accessibly written survey of the art of theatre direction. Its broad scope ranges across the theatres of both America and Europe, looking at practices from Stanislavski up to the present day.


AUTHOR
Simon Shepherd is Professor of Theatre and Deputy Principal (Academic) at the Central School of Speech and Drama, UK. He has published on the cultural history of, and concepts about, theatre and its practices since 1981. His works include The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Theatre (2010), Performance Research 14.2 'On Training' (2009), Theatre, Body and Pleasure (2006) and Drama/Theatre/Performance (with Mick Wallis) (2004).


CONTENTS
Preface: This Book and the Others
PART I: FINDING A NAME FOR IT
PART II: BEING A DIRECTOR
* What is it Directors Do?
* Methods of Direction
PART III: INTERVIEW WITH RALF RICHARDT STROBECH
PART IV: HISTORIES
* The Beginning of Directors, and their Possible End: A Brief History
* The Pre-history of Directing
* Christophe Alix: A Brief History of the Publicly-funded Director in France
* How Shakespeare Shaped Directing
PART V: DIRECTORS AS AUTHORS
* Authoring Authority
* James Reynolds: Robert Lepage and Authorial Process
PART VI: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL GRANDAGE
PART VII: THE ART OF ORGANISATION
References
Index
Bibliography
Review Quotes

'A solid, eminently useful text that will awaken curiosity, orient future study, and provoke classroom discussion.' - James Peck, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, USA


Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 21/12/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780230276222
Publishing status: Out of Stock
Direction - Readings in Theatre Practice