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How to direct a play : a masterclass in comedy, tragedy, farce, Shakespeare, new plays, opera, musicals

Author: Braham Murray
Publisher: London : Oberon Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This practical handbook takes us on a step by step journey from pre-production through the rehearsal process, followed by focused advice on each genre from comedy to tragedy, Shakespeare to new plays and musicals. Special chapters offer strategies for dealing with difficult actors, working with producers and taking on the job of an Artistic Director."--Publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Braham Murray
ISBN: 9781849430418 1849430411
OCLC Number: 775290811
Description: 134 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Warning --
Most of them get in your way --
Why do you do it? --
Pre-rehearsal --
The rehersal period --
Musicals --
Opera --
New plays --
Farce --
Comedy --
Shakespeare --
Greek tragedy --
How to handle difficult actors --
Working with producers --
Artistic direction --
good luck.
Responsibility: Braham Murray.

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An indispensable guide to a director's craft, packed full of advice and peppered with priceless anecdotes about the highs and the lows of a lifetime's work in the theatre.  Read more...

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