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How to Stage a Play, Make a Fortune, Win a Tony, and Become a Theatrical Icon

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ISBN-10: 0879103221

ISBN-13: 9780879103224

Edition: 2005

Authors: Charles Marowitz

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Description:

Based almost entirely on the author's personal experiences, this concise handbook follows a director's journey from the casting process to opening night, revealing the hidden or unspoken aspects of play and stage production that are rarely, if ever, described in theater manuals and textbooks. Mr. Marowitz discusses topics such as rehearsals, characterization, blocking, tempo-rhythm, dramaturgy, and actor-and-audience psychology, demystifying an art form that is often dealt with only in terms of concepts and ideology rather than the mundane, nitty-gritty nuts-and-bolts requirements of just "getting the show on the road."
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Introduction
Choosing the Play
Finding the Actors
Casting the Designers
Reading the Play
Punctuation
Settling for Less
Talking to Actors
Rhythm and Tempo
Esprit de Corps
Rehearsing the Play
Giving Notes
Working with Egotists
Friendly Advice
Let There Be Light! (But in Moderation)
They Also Serve Who Stand and Wait
Public Relations and the Photo Call
Take a Bow
Maintaining Discipline
Surviving the Reviews
Working with the Playwright
Curtain Speech