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The director's toolkit : the directing process from play selection to production

Author: Robin J Schraft
Publisher: New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Series: Focal Press book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Director's Toolkit illuminates the role of the theatrical director in minute detail. Following the directing process in the order in which the director encounters each phase of the production process, the book begins with the selection and analysis of the script and ends with a self-evaluation of the production, covering everything in between. Chapters end with thought-provoking activities, and a companion  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin J Schraft
ISBN: 9781138095229 1138095222 9781138095236 1138095230
OCLC Number: 1006465427
Description: xxii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : what is a director? --
Script selection --
Understanding the play : script analysis --
Research leading to a concept --
Style --
Working with the production staff --
Working with the stage manager --
Auditions --
Casting --
Scheduling for the production --
Developing the floor plan --
Creating stage pictures --
Blocking --
Working with the actors --
Rehearsal techniques --
Rehearsal challenges --
Tempo, rhythm, and pace --
Polishing the play --
Evaluating the production --
Directing nonrealistic styles (Styling the production) --
Directing musicals --
Directing in alternative settings --
Directing in an educational environment.
Series Title: Focal Press book.
Responsibility: Robin J. Schraft.

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"The Director's Toolkit illuminates the role of the theatrical director in minute detail. Following the directing process in the order in which the director encounters each phase of the production process, the book begins with the selection and analysis of the script and ends with a self-evaluation of the production, covering everything in between. Chapters end with thought-provoking activities, and a companion website hosts the numerous paperwork discussed throughout"--

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