Presenting a play on the stage is a very special kind of story telling. Over the centuries, from the ancient Greeks to Ben Brantley, countless ideas and rules have evolved about how to do this effectively. The object of 111 Directions for Directors is to condense a mountain of philosophical treatises on the matter into a common sense list of rules that offer young would-be directors insights into the process of turning the literary plan we call a script into a vibrant, three dimensioned dramatic action unfolding on the stage.
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In addition to 32 years of directing five or six plays per academic year at Hanover College other artistic locales where the author has worked include Circle Repertory in New York (The Diviners); New Playwrights of Washington, DC (And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson); Fulton Opera House, Lancaster, PA (Grace and Glorie); Creede Repertory in Colorado (Dancing at Lughnasa); Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis (Wit); Monomoy Theatre, Cape Cod (The Foreigner); BPP, Bloomington, IN (Talley’s Folly); Hartt School, Hartford, CT (The Cripple of Innishman); Kaleidoscope Players in Raton, NM (Foxfire, Last Train to Nibroc, Driving Miss Daisy) and South Carolina Rep (Doubt, The Seafarer, The Cocktail Hour, among many others). A number of these productions starred his Equity actress wife, Barbara Farrar.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 140 pages. 9.00x0.32x6.00 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1481870513