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Directing in Musical Theatre : an Essential Guide.

Author: Joe Deer
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and technical production all the way to the final performance, Joe Deer covers the full range. Deer's accessible and compellingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Deer, Joe.
Directing in Musical Theatre : An Essential Guide.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Deer
ISBN: 9781136246708 1136246703
OCLC Number: 868490940
Notes: Unit 5.5 Non-traditional casting.
Description: 1 online resource (284 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Foreword; Online content for Directing in Musical Theatre; Special thanks and acknowledgments; Permissions; Introduction; A director's job in a musical; What is a musical?; Conventions of the musical theatre; How to use this book; PHASE 1 CONCEPTION; Charting a detailed course for your production journey; Timetable 1: preparation; CHAPTER 1 Preparing for collaboration; Unit 1.1 Reading and listening to the musical; 1.1.1 Gathering impressions; Questionnaire: first impressions. Unit 1.2 Creating a research portfolioUnit 1.3 History and society viewed selectively; Unit 1.4 Tradition; Unit 1.5 Dissecting the script and score; 1.5.1 Units of action; Questionnaire: unit analysis; Unit 1.6 Character analysis; 1.6.1 Facts; Questionnaire: a character's given circumstances; 1.6.2 Character journey; 1.6.3 Charting change; 1.6.4 Attitudes; Questionnaire: character attitudes; 1.6.5 Ambitions; Questionnaire: character ambitions; Unit 1.7 Directing and style; 1.7.1 What is style?; 1.7.2 Establishing style in your production; 1.7.3 Unity of style; 1.7.4 History and genre. 1.7.5 WorldviewQuestionnaire: defining worldview; 1.7.6 Articulating style; Questionnaire: elements of style; Unit 1.8 Visiting the theatre; Unit 1.9 Getting it down on paper: creating a concept statement; 1.9.1 This is the story of . . .; 1.9.2 Themes and ideas; 1.9.3 Images and visual style; 1.9.4 State your passion; CHAPTER 2 Imagining the chorus; Unit 2.1 What is a chorus?; Unit 2.2 Populating the world of your musical; Unit 2.3 The power of the group; Unit 2.4 Applying pressure; Unit 2.5 Chorus as storyteller; Unit 2.6 Chorus as spectacle; Unit 2.7 Chorus as characters. Unit 2.8 Engaging chorus actorsPHASE 2 COLLABORATION; Timetable 2: setting your production in motion; CHAPTER 3 Collaborative partners; Unit 3.1 The passionate center; Unit 3.2 What is a choreographer?; Unit 3.3 Theatre dance vs. concert dance; Unit 3.4 Musical collaboration; CHAPTER 4 Directing the design; Unit 4.1 Design process: scenery; 4.1.1 Scenic design preparation; Questionnaire: scenic design; 4.1.2 What to expect in the scenic design process; Scenic design process: Big River; Unit 4.2 Design process: costumes; 4.2.1 Character analysis for costume design; 4.2.2 Practical requirements. 4.2.3 Cast-by-scene breakdown4.2.4 What to expect in the costume design process; Gregg Barnes' costume design process: The Drowsy Chaperone; Unit 4.3 Design process: lighting; 4.3.1 What to expect in the lighting design process; Lighting design process: Follies; Unit 4.4 Budgets and creative limits; Checklist: effective design; PHASE 3 REHEARSAL; Timetable 3: auditions to final studio run-through; CHAPTER 5 Auditions; Unit 5.1 Casting breakdowns; Unit 5.2 Principal role auditions; 5.2.1 Principal role callbacks; Unit 5.3 Chorus calls; Unit 5.4 Addressing multiple casting needs.

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This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and technical production all the way to the final performance, Joe Deer covers the full range. Deer's accessible and compellingly practical approach uses proven, repeatable methods for addressing all aspects of a production. The focus at every stage is on working with others, using insigh.

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