Directing for the Stage

By Richard Williams
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 31 colour and 19 b&w photographs 7 line artworks

What is the role of a Director? Tyrannical dictator or creative persuader? Why does the audience matter when interpreting a play? How do you get the best out of actors and what do they expect from you? Directing for the Stage addresses the key questions surrounding this venerable and yet often invisible craft, offering practical guidance on the crucial moments of creating a stage production, including budgeting, auditions, rehearsals, opening night and beyond. From knotty discussions on Shakespeare, to when to call a coffee break, all aspects of the Director's art are examined.

  • The history and development of the stage Director
  • How to commission and original play or obtain rights for an existing work
  • How to timetable the production process - from concept to last night
  • An hour-by-hour guide to rehearsals and all major approaches
  • How to get the most out of auditions
  • Working with actors and the creative team
  • Touring a successful production

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