Play Directing: Analysis, Communication, and Style

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This "work manual" explores all aspects of directing plays in live theatre, working with actors, with playwrights and designers.

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Key Benefit:Directors are often faced with the challenges of live theatre, including working with actors, playwrights, and designers. This book outlines for readers a technical method for examining the structure of all playscripts in order to how directors can prepare. Key Topics: This book focuses on the various methods a director can use in communicating with actors and designers. In addition, the author illustrates how to bring out the actor through visual stimulations. Highlights include: surveys of the different areas of dramatic production, including modern plays, new plays, musical theater, and opera; considers how directors communicate directly with audiences through their choices; shows how directors can attain individualization in staging plays; and much more. Market: Directors.

About the Author:

Francis Hodge, late. Hodge was a Professor Emeritus in The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance and served as professor of directing from 1949–79. 

Michael McLain participated in the founding of the Geffen Playhouse as its initial Literary Director and Artistic Associate, and he was similarly involved in the founding of the School of Theater, Film and Television as its first Associate Dean for Theater. As a Fulbright-Scholar, Professor McLain conducted research in the areas of directing and director training in the former Soviet Union. Subsequently, he was a member of the first faculty exchange between the UC and what was then Leningrad State University. In 2011, Prof. McLain became a Fellow of the Likachev Foundation, St. Petersburg. In over three decades of teaching in the Department of Theater, Prof. McLain directed works by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Brecht and Sam Shepard, among many others, and he is the co-author of "Play Directing: Analysis, Communication and Style," now in its 7th edition from Allyn & Bacon. He is a consultant to the government of Hong Kong in the area of theater curricula for graduate and undergraduate programs

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