Directing Products

  • The Director as Collaborator

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Knopf

    The Director as Collaborator teaches essential directing skills while emphasizing how directors and theatre productions benefit from collaboration. Good collaboration occurs when the director shares responsibility for the artistic creation with the entire production team, including actors,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11 
    Focal Press

  • Shakespeare's Dramaturgy

    A case study of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth

    By Robert Blacker

    In Shakespearean Dramaturgy, Robert Blacker asks us to forget what we think we know about Shakespeare; his work should be rediscovered on our feet, in the rehearsal room and in performance. Staging Shakespeare today is a process of stripping away 400 years of obfuscation between us and the social…

    Hardback – 2017-04-10 
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Jasmin Vardimon's Dance Theatre

    Movement, memory and metaphor

    By Libby Worth, Jasmin Vardimon

    Jasmin Vardimon’s Dance Theatre offers an unusual, intimate insight into the devising and training processes of a choreographer in the midst of her practice. Libby Worth and Jasmin Vardimon take a collaborative approach to recording and exploring the working processes of Vardimon and her company,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-13
    Routledge

  • Black Acting Methods

    Critical Approaches

    Edited by Sharrell Luckett, Tia M. Shaffer

    Black Acting Methods seeks to offer alternatives to the Euro-American performance styles that many actors find themselves working with.  A wealth of contributions from directors, scholars and actor trainers address afrocentric processes and aesthetics, and interviews with key figures in Black…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10
    Routledge

  • The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre

    By Paul B. Crook

    The formation and communication of vision is one of the primary responsibilities of a director, before ever getting to the nuts and bolts of the process. The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre helps the young director learn how to discover, harness, and meld the two. Providing both a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Focal Press

  • Shakespeare in Performance

    Castings and Metamorphoses

    By Ralph Berry

    These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Then the transformations of dramatis personae are analyzed and The Tempest is viewed through the changing…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • Stanislavsky and Yoga

    By Sergei Tcherkasski

    This book deals with one of the most important sources of the Stanislavsky System - Yoga, its practice and philosophy. Sergei Tcherkasski carefully collects records on Yoga in Stanislavsky's writings from different periods and discusses hidden references which are not explained by Stanislavsky…

    Paperback – 2016-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Icarus

  • The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier

    By Peter M Boenisch, Thomas Ostermeier

    Thomas Ostermeier is the most internationally recognised German theatre director of the present. With this book, he presents his directorial method for the first time. The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier provides a toolkit for understanding and enacting the strategies of his advanced contemporary…

    Paperback – 2016-05-09
    Routledge

  • How to Read a Play

    Script Analysis for Directors

    By Damon Kiely

    The work done on a play before the first rehearsal, the first group reading or even the before the cast have met, can be crucial to the success of a production. Directors and dramaturgs must know how to analyze, understand and interpret a play or performance text if they hope to bring it to life on…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11
    Routledge

  • Shakespearean Stage Production

    Then and Now

    By Cécile de Banke

    An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting, Costume, Music and Dance, it traces Shakespearean production from Elizabethan times to the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • Acting Shakespeare

    By Bertram Leon Joseph

    How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them? Creating character and making the Elizabethan playwright’s poetry compelling for the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • Translation, Poetics, and the Stage

    Six French Hamlets

    By Romy Heylen

    This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream 20th-century translation theory and, by proposing a socio-cultural model of translation,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

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