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Thinking Like a Director A Practical Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0571199941

ISBN-13: 9780571199945

Edition: 2001

Authors: Michael Bloom

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Bloom draws on nearly twenty years of directing and teaching experience to convey the full experience of directing for the stage, as well as the mindset that all successful directors possess. More than a mere set of guidelines, Thinking Like a Director details a technique that covers every facet of theatrical production, from first reading through final rehearsals. The key to directorial thinking, Bloom asserts, is a dual perspective--an ability to focus on both the internal lives of the play’s characters and the external elements of the play’s structure. In this illuminating, engaging, and accessible handbook, the art of dramatic interpretation and the craft of working with actors are…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 10/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

In addition to directing throughout the U.S. & Japan, Michael Bloom is head of directing at the University of Texas at Austin. His writing on the stage has appeared in "The New York Times" & "American Theatre" magazine.

Thinking Like an Artist
Reading and Researching
Interpreting the Action
External Analysis: Structure
Developing the Approach
The Design Process
The Early Rehearsals
The Middle Rehearsals: Problem Solving
The External Perspective in Rehearsals
The Final Stages
The Directorial Landscape
The Next Project
Sample Rehearsal Timeline
Points of Reference: Scenes from The Glass Menagerie and Nora
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