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Directions for Directing

Theatre and Method, 1st Edition

By Avra Sidiropoulou


208 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415789288
pub: 2018-09-04
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Directions for Directing: Theatre and Method lays out contemporary concepts of directing practice and examines specific techniques of approaching scripts, actors, and the stage. Addressed to both young and experienced directors but also to the broader community of theatre practitioners, scholars, and dedicated theatre goers, the book sheds light on the director’s multiplicity of roles throughout the life of a play – from the moment of its conception to opening night – and explores the director’s processes of inspiration, interpretation, communication, and leadership. From organizing auditions and making casting choices to decoding complex dramaturgical texts and motivating actors, Directions for Directing offers practical advice and features detailed workbook sections on how to navigate such a fascinating discipline. A companion website explores the work of international practitioners of different backgrounds who operate within various institutions, companies, and budgets, providing readers with a wide range of perspectives and methodologies.

Table of Contents



1. Inspiration

2. Interpretation

3. Method, Leadership, Collaboration

4. Director and Text/uality

5. Director and Stage

6. Director and Actor


About the Author


Avra Sidiropoulou

Nicosia, Select State/Region..., Cyprus

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Avra Sidiropoulou is Assistant Professor at the M.A. program in Theatre Studies at the Open University of Cyprus. Her research focuses on the theory, practice, and ethics of contemporary directing. She is the Artistic Director of Athens-based Persona Theatre Company and has produced work internationally.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction & Production