Directing Theater 101 - 10 Steps to Successful Productions
Wilma Marcus Chandler Price: $15.30
This guide provides new directors with the knowledge and tools needed to produce successful shows
Drawing on years of experience directing and producing plays, Wilma Marcus Chandler covers such topics as how to read and analyze a script to really understand it
She guides new directors with how to visualize a show and explains how to get started, researching and thinking about concept, music, lights, sound, and costumes
Tips are provided for how to hold auditions as well as information on how to talk to the cast and crew
And how to listen!
New directors will learn how to stage a play, using blocking, body movement, stage business, exits and entrances
She also shares skills for preparing a production, including rehearsal techniques, time lines, budgets, royalties, and publicity
Also included is a valuable discussion on how to prepare for a career in directing
Written especially for the inexperienced or young director, particular emphasis is given to ...
- developing confidence in a new director's aesthetic judgments and choices
- how to develop a concept for production based on understanding the text
- practical step-by-step methods for completing a production with integrity and polish
- discussion of other styles of theater and different ways of producing a play based on their interpretations of the world
- information for continuing to train
- suggestions for further reading and thinking
Could make a great gift for an aspiring director!
"The chapters on play analysis, fundamentals of directing, production preparation, auditions, rehearsals, problem solving, production people, performance, and continuing training provide a sound overview of the profession for the novice
Of special note is the inclusion of the complete text of Lady Gregory's one-act play The Rising of the Moon. Chandler introduces it in the chapter on play analysis and effectively uses this play as the context for discussing further directorial decisions, such as set, lighting, sound effects, and costuming, throughout the following chapters" ~ Library Journal Xpress Reviews