Director's Eye A Comprehensive Textbook for Directors and Actors

ISBN-10: 1566080711

ISBN-13: 9781566080712

Edition: 2001

Authors: John Ahart

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

John Ahart is a Meriwether Publishing author.

Preface: For the Educator: The View Inside
Introduction: For Students, Teachers and Casual Readers: Using This Book
Basics: Getting Started
A Beginning: Thoughts about the Theatre and Life
The Nature of the Theatre
The Role of the Director: Where to Begin?
Finding the Dramatic Action
Part One Assignments Two One-Page Plays
Part One Summary Basics: Getting Started
Rehearsal: A Time for Experiencing
Rehearsal: Entering the World of the Play
Mindset: The Key to Entry
Those Powerful Words
These Things We Do
This Incredible Place
Rehearsal Rhythm
Part Two Assignments Pinter Sketches
Part Two Summary Rehearsal: A Time for Experiencing
Analyzing the Script: Blueprint for Rehearsal
Analysis, Discovery and Images
The Rehearsal Unit
Life's Rhythms and the Scoring of the Play
The Concept Statement
Part Three Assignments Scenes from Waiting for Godot
Part Three Summary Analyzing the Script: Blueprint for Rehearsal
Style and the Sharing of Viewpoints
An Introduction to Style
Style and the Creative Process
The Theatre and Style
Ritual and the "Holy" Theatre
The Deceptive Challenges of Comedy
Comedy: Nuts and Bolts
Choosing Models over Labels
Part Four Assignments Three Preliminary Exercises and Three Directing Scenes
Part Four Summary Style and the Sharing of Viewpoints
Working with Your Collaborators
Communicating with Actors
Memorization: The First of Five Golden Rings
Emotion, Gestation, Boarding and Function: The Other Golden Rings
Working with Playwrights, Designers and Others
Part Five Assignments Focus on Relationships and Emotion in Directing Scenes
Part Five Summary Working with Your Collaborators
The Director and the Theatrical Space
Theatrical Space: A Meeting Place for Actor and Audience
The Director's Approach to Space
Design in Space: Sharing Responsibilities
Guidelines for Blocking
Blocking: Lenses for Viewing
Blocking: The Bigger Picture
Part Six Assignments Directing a Chosen Scene in a Found Theatrical Space
Part Six Summary The Director and the Theatrical Space
The Whole Picture
From Scenes to Plays
Rehearsal Progression
The Critic and the Director
Miracles, Changes and Basics
Part Seven Assignments The Complete Play
Part Seven Summary The Whole Picture
About the Author
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