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Directing Theater 101 - 10 Steps to Successful Productions

Wilma Marcus Chandler Price: $15.30

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This guide provides regional theater companies and 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 ...

- Focus is on developing confidence in a new director's aesthetic judgments and choices
- Emphasis is on 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 providing the new director an opportunity to examine other ways of producing a play based on his/her own perceptions and interpretations of the world
- Information for continuing to train
- suggestions for what to read and how to think as a director

Could make a great gift for an aspiring director!

REVIEWS

"With this introductory material for the new director, theater arts instructor and director Chandler intends to start the reader " ... on the path toward understanding the work of the theater director and those who work alongside the 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

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