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The Director's Toolkit.

Author: Robin Schraft
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2018.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schraft, Robin.
Director's Toolkit.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Schraft
ISBN: 9781351380522 1351380524
OCLC Number: 1020629952
Description: 1 online resource (386 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: What Is a Director?; Background; The Director in the Production Process; The Function of the Director; Approaches; Director vs. Acting Coach; Qualities of a Good Director; The Production Process; A Final Thought; Further Exploration; Part I: The Script; Chapter 1: Script Selection; Script Selection Process; Sources for Play Scripts; Understanding and Obtaining Performance Rights; Relationship with the Playwright; Contractual and Ethical Obligations. Preparing a Production BookPlay Selection Checklist; Further Exploration; Chapter 2: Understanding the Play: Script Analysis; Understanding the Play; Determining and Understanding the Spine of the Play; Identifying the Dramatic Structure of the Play; Dividing the Script into Working Units; Analyzing the Play; Determining the Style of the Play; Script Analysis Format; Outline of Script Analysis Format; Further Exploration; Chapter 3: Research Leading to a Concept; Analysis to Research; Production Research; Period Research; Background Research; Character Research; Playwright Research. Style ResearchFinal Thoughts on Research; Intrinsic and Extrinsic Interpretations of the Play; Historical and Social Implications in Interpretation of the Play; Developing a Production Concept for the Play; Research Leading to a Concept Checklist; Further Exploration; Chapter 4: Style; What Is Style?; The Origin of Theatrical Styles; Modern Theatrical Styles; Determining the Style of the Play; Style vs. Mode; Determining the Mode for the Production; Further Exploration; Part II: The Production Staff; Chapter 5: Working with the Production Staff; The Role of the Designers. The Directorâ#x80;#x99;s Relationship with the DesignersContributions of the Designers; Collaboration; Directing the Design Areas; Production Meetings; A Final Thought; Further Exploration; Chapter 6: Working with the Stage Manager; The Stage Managerâ#x80;#x99;s Role in the Production; The Stage Managerâ#x80;#x99;s Functions; The Care and Feeding of Your Stage Manager; What the Stage Manager Is Not; Further Exploration; Part III: Auditions and Casting; Chapter 7: Auditions; Purpose of Auditions; Types of Auditions; Procedures for Auditions; Planning for the Audition; The Use of Callback Auditions. How to Improve the Quality of the AuditionsMethods for Keeping Notes on the Actors; Directorâ#x80;#x99;s Decorum; Audition Checklist; Sample Audition Procedures; Sample Audition Form; Sample Audition Worksheet; Further Exploration; Chapter 8: Casting; The Importance of Casting Decisions; Criteria for Cast Selection; The Process of Making Casting Decisions; Nontraditional Casting; Understudies; Changing Your Mind; Casting with Other Directors; Casting Worksheet; Further Exploration; Chapter 9: Scheduling for the Production; Planning; The Production Calendar. The Rehearsal Calendar â#x80;#x93; Preplanning vs. Daily Schedules.

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