1st Edition

A Director Prepares Seven Essays on Art and Theatre

By Anne Bogart Copyright 2001
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

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    A Director Prepares is a thought-provoking examination of the challenges of making theatre. In it, Anne Bogart speaks candidly and with wisdom of the courage required to create 'art with great presence'.
    Each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas Bogart has identified as both potential partner and potential obstacle to art-making. They are Violence; Memory; Terror; Eroticism; Stereotype; Embarrassment; and Resistance. Each one can be used to generate extraordinary creative energy, if we know how to use it.
    A Director Prepares offers every practitioner an extraordinary insight into the creative process. It is a handbook, Bible and manifesto, all in one. No other book on the art of theatre comes even close to offering this much understanding, experience and inspiration.

    Introduction Preface: Story and anti-story 1 Memory 2 Violence 3 Eroticism 4 Terror 5 Stereotype 6 Embarrassment 7 Resistance


    Anne Bogart is Artistic Director of the SITI Company, which she founded with Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is Associate Professor at Columbia University.

    'This is a revolutionary insight into the often misunderstood process of directing.' – Manchesteronstage.com