Play Directing Analysis, Communication, and Style

ISBN-10: 0205419232
ISBN-13: 9780205419234
Edition: 6th 2005 (Revised)
List price: $135.40
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Book details

List price: $135.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/20/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

List of Plays Used in Photographs
List of Authors Whose Plays Appear in Photographs
Dedication and Credits for Photographs
Preface
Why the Director?
What Is a Play? Analysis and Improvisation
Taking A Play Apart Play-Analysis: The Director's Primary Study
The Foundation and Facade of the Playscript: Given Circumstances and Dialogue
The Hard Core of the Playscript: Dramatic Action and Characters
Idea and Rhythmic Beats
The Director's Preparation
Communication
The Director-Actor Relationship and Stage Blocking
Directing Is Working with Actors
Learning to See: The Games of Visual Perception
Helping Actors Communicate through Groundplans
Composition: Helping Actors Discover and Project Basic Relationships
Helping Each Actor Intensify: Gesture and Improvisation with Properties
Picturization: Helping a Group Intensify
The Dynamic Tool of Movement
Coordinating the Blocking Tools in Director-Actor Communication
Helping Actors "Speak" A Play
Finding Oral and Visual Balance
Scene Practice
Diagnostic Criticism
The Director's Design Function and Communicating Through Staging
Directing Is Designing
The Director and the Stage Machine: Symbolization and Synthesis
Director's Options: Choice of the Stage
Director's Options: Scenery, Properties, and Lighting
Director's Options: Costume, Makeup, and Sound Effects
Helping Audiences Receive A Play
Responsibility to Audiences
Designing and Directing Your Own Production
Interpretation
A Matter of Style
Style Is Individual Expression
Style in Playwriting and Playwrights
The Director's Analysis of Style in a Playscript
Style in Production: Making Decisions
Style in Production: Modern Plays
Style in Production: New Plays
Style in Production: Plays of Past Ages
Directing With Designers
Musical Theatre and Opera
Your Future as a Director
Bibliography
Index

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