Mis-directing the Play: An Argument Against Contemporary Theatre

ISBN 10: 1566637996 / ISBN 13: 9781566637992
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Reading copy. May have signs of wear and previous use (scuffs, writing, underlining). Dust jacket may be missing. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.8 avg rating
(30 ratings)

Synopsis: Terry McCabe, himself an accomplished stage director and teacher of theatre arts, here attacks what he calls the growing decadence that plagues contemporary stage directing. He argues for a radical reorganization of the director's view of his role. It has become an article of faith in the theatre, Mr. McCabe observes, that a play is about what the director chooses to have it be about. But what right does a director have to treat a play as a found object, to be reshaped to express the director's concerns? None whatsoever, Mr. McCabe replies. He examines anecdotally a range of work by different directors by way of offering a substantial critique of today's leading theory of stage directing, and he offers an alternate approach. He challenges the notion that a play is the director's vehicle for self-expression, arguing that the idea of the director as centerpiece of the theatre tends to distort plays and oppress actors. He explores what it means to direct a play when directing is properly understood as a process of self-effacement. Mis-directing the Play examines the role of the director as collaborator with actors, designers, dramaturges, and playwrights. Throughout, the book's focus is on shedding the counterproductive myth of the director as creative auteur and urging in its place a return to first principles: the idea of the director as the interpretive artist in charge of putting the playwright's play onstage.

About the Author: Terry McCabe has directed plays professionally in the Chicago area for more than twenty years, winning two Jefferson citations and a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival. He studied theatre at Indiana and Northwestern universities and now teaches directing and other theatre classes at Columbia College in Chicago. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Mis-directing the Play: An Argument Against ...
Book Condition: Acceptable

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Terry McCabe
Published by Ivan R Dee, Inc (2008)
ISBN 10: 1566637996 ISBN 13: 9781566637992
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R Dee, Inc, 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781566637992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

McCabe, Terry
Published by Ivan R. Dee (2008)
ISBN 10: 1566637996 ISBN 13: 9781566637992
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R. Dee, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1566637996

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Terry McCabe
Published by Ivan R Dee, Inc, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1566637996 ISBN 13: 9781566637992
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R Dee, Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Arguing for a radical reorganization of the stage director s view of his role, Terry McCabe challenges the notion that a play is the director s vehicle for self-expression. The idea of the director as centerpiece of the theatre, he declares, distorts plays and oppresses the actors. Mr. McCabe explores what it means to direct a play when directing is properly understood as a process of self-effacement and faithfulness to the playwright s vision. An eminently sensible polemic delivered with cogent examples and equally cogent arguments. -Nicholas Rudall. A call to responsibility and-dare I say it?-adulthood. It is also the fuel for what could be some constructive arguments among colleagues. -Jeffrey Sweet. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781566637992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

McCabe, Terry
Published by Ivan R. Dee (2008)
ISBN 10: 1566637996 ISBN 13: 9781566637992
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
booklync
(Niagara Falls, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R. Dee, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New unread, minor shelf wear. otherwise excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 078981

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 9.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

McCabe, Terry
ISBN 10: 1566637996 ISBN 13: 9781566637992
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781566637992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

McCabe, Terry
ISBN 10: 1566637996 ISBN 13: 9781566637992
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TN-9781566637992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Terry McCabe
Published by Ivan R Dee, Inc, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1566637996 ISBN 13: 9781566637992
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R Dee, Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Arguing for a radical reorganization of the stage director s view of his role, Terry McCabe challenges the notion that a play is the director s vehicle for self-expression. The idea of the director as centerpiece of the theatre, he declares, distorts plays and oppresses the actors. Mr. McCabe explores what it means to direct a play when directing is properly understood as a process of self-effacement and faithfulness to the playwright s vision. An eminently sensible polemic delivered with cogent examples and equally cogent arguments. -Nicholas Rudall. A call to responsibility and-dare I say it?-adulthood. It is also the fuel for what could be some constructive arguments among colleagues. -Jeffrey Sweet. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781566637992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Terry McCabe
Published by Ivan R Dee, Inc, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1566637996 ISBN 13: 9781566637992
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R Dee, Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Arguing for a radical reorganization of the stage director s view of his role, Terry McCabe challenges the notion that a play is the director s vehicle for self-expression. The idea of the director as centerpiece of the theatre, he declares, distorts plays and oppresses the actors. Mr. McCabe explores what it means to direct a play when directing is properly understood as a process of self-effacement and faithfulness to the playwright s vision. An eminently sensible polemic delivered with cogent examples and equally cogent arguments. -Nicholas Rudall. A call to responsibility and-dare I say it?-adulthood. It is also the fuel for what could be some constructive arguments among colleagues. -Jeffrey Sweet. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781566637992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

McCabe, Terry
Published by Ivan R. Dee Publisher 12/16/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 1566637996 ISBN 13: 9781566637992
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R. Dee Publisher 12/16/2008, 2008. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Mis-Directing the Play: An Argument Against Contemporary Theatre. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781566637992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Terry McCabe
Published by Ivan R. Dee 2008-12-16, Chicago (2008)
ISBN 10: 1566637996 ISBN 13: 9781566637992
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ivan R. Dee 2008-12-16, Chicago, 2008. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781566637992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 21 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book