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Kazan on directing

Author: Elia Kazan
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Elia Kazan was the mid-twentieth century's most sought-after director of both stage and screen. He directed virtually back-to-back the greatest American dramas of the era - by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams - and revolutionized theatre and film with dynamic action, poetic staging, and rigorous naturalism. His list of Broadway and Hollywood successes - A Streetcar Named Desire (stage and screen), All My Sons,
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Named Person: Elia Kazan; Elia Kazan; Elia Kazan; Elia Kazan
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elia Kazan
ISBN: 9780307264770 0307264777
OCLC Number: 232980279
Description: xxiii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: For the group theatre --
Hot nocturne --
The skin of our teeth --
Dunnigan's daughter --
Truckline café --
All my sons --
A streetcar named Desire --
Death of a salesman --
Camino Real --
Cat on a hot tin roof --
J.B. --
Sweet bird of youth --
Short takes --
A tree grows in Brooklyn --
Boomerang! --
Gentleman's agreement --
Panic in the streets --
A streetcar named Desire --
Viva Zapata! --
On the waterfront --
East of Eden --
Baby doll --
A face in the crowd --
Wild river --
Splendor in the grass --
America America --
The arrangement --
The last tycoon --
Short takes --
On what makes a director --
The pleasures of directing.
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"Elia Kazan was the mid-twentieth century's most sought-after director of both stage and screen. He directed virtually back-to-back the greatest American dramas of the era - by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams - and revolutionized theatre and film with dynamic action, poetic staging, and rigorous naturalism. His list of Broadway and Hollywood successes - A Streetcar Named Desire (stage and screen), All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, On the Waterfront, East of Eden, Baby Doll, America America, to name only a few - is a testament to his profound impact on the art of directing. Kazan's insights into these and other classic stage works shaped their subsequent productions - and continue to do so. There is no directorial achievement in America equal to his.

This remarkable book, drawn from his notebooks, letters, interviews, and autobiography, shows Kazan at work on each major play and movie - analyzing each piece in terms of his own experience; figuring out staging, costuming, casting; and working with writers on scripts and with actors on interpretations.

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