1st Edition

And Then, You Act
Making Art in an Unpredictable World

ISBN 9780415411424
Published April 18, 2007 by Routledge
160 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

From well-known auteur of the American theatre scene, Anne Bogart, And Then, You Act is a fascinating and accessible book about directing theatre, acting and the collaborative creative process.

Writing clearly and passionately, Bogart speaks to a wide audience, from undergraduates to practitioners, and makes an invaluable contribution to the field tackling themes such as:

  • intentionality
  • inspiration
  • why theatre matters.

Following on from her successful book A Director Prepares, which has become a key text for teaching directing classes, And Then, You Act is an essential practitioner and student resource.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Context  2. Articulation  3. Intention  4. Attention  5. Magnetism  6. Attitude  7. Content  8. Time

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Anne Bogart is the Artistic Director of SITI company which she founded in 1992 with Japanese director, Tadashi Suzuki.  She is also a Professor at Columbia University where she runs the graduate directing program.


'Attractive and accessible. The book should certainly be obligatory for college students reading Theatre Studies and for drama students ... A book that I found both instructive and enlightening.'Max Stafford-Clark, Director of Out of Joint Theatre Company

'Outstanding ... As a writer and teacher she is incisive, illuminating, refreshingly honest and dissident ... The book addresses a wide range of ideas and practices in language that is accessible, articulate, energised.' – David Williams, Dartington College of Arts, UK