Directing in Musical Theatre: An Essential Guide (Paperback)
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Directing in Musical Theatre: An Essential Guide (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 23/12/2013
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detailed timetables set out flexible templates for the directing process'how-to' exercises cover all of the key skills that a director will needabundant examples from classic and contemporary productionscovers both the fundamentals of directing and the specific requirements of the musicaloffers cues and prompts to creative thinking from conception to realizationinvaluable advice on collaborating with cast, colleagues and crew

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415624909
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 246 x 174 x 15 mm


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'This will be an essential handbook for anyone faced with the challenge of directing a musical. Deer writes from a wealth of experience in directing, and a thorough knowledge of the musical theatre repertoire.' - Dominic Symonds, University of Portsmouth, UK

'Directing is a somewhat 'ethereal' job - those who do not do it have a hard time articulating what it is we exactly do as Directors. I think this book is both practical, but asks the right questions so that directors do not merely 'replicate' another show.' - David Gram, Director, Dramaturg, Actor & Teacher, USA

'Finally! A step-by-step handbook on how to direct musicals. Joe Deer's Directing In Musical Theatre is the perfect book for aspiring and experienced directors alike. The craft of directing can be quite mysterious, but as Joe masterfully tells it, with thoughtful insight, extraordinary detail and great passion, the director's role becomes vividly clear. This book is sure to become a valuable resource for anyone working in the theatre.' - Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Tony Award Nominated Director & Choreographer, RAGTIME

'A terrific analysis of how to mount a musical. From reading the script, right up to opening night, Joe Deer's insights are practical and inspiring.' - Walter Bobbie, Tony Award winning Director, CHICAGO

'Joe Deer's book is an eloquent and accurate analysis of what a director in the musical theatre actually does. He understands the many components of a musical and how to coordinate and integrate them. I highly recommend it to anyone contemplating directing a musical.' - Jerry Zaks, Tony Award winning Director, GUYS AND DOLLS and SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE

'Directing In Musical Theatre is a splendid text for anyone wishing to explore directing for the musical stage. It deals with every essential aspect of this daunting task, and explains each with singular clarity and intelligence. The work is well organized, thorough, and completely accessible. Finally, here is a book that gets to the heart of this art.' - Gregory Lehane, Professor - Former Head of Directing, Drama and Music, Carnegie Mellon University

'Joe Deer's Directing in the Musical Theatre is a well-informed exploration of the musical theatre directing process that is filled with heart, intellect and spirit. If every director was required to read the chapter on staging alone, we would be blessed with productions more truthful, entertaining, and ultimately satisfying. This book, which equally balances craft with artistry, will be helpful to beginner and seasoned veteran alike.' - Cary Libkin, Professor, Head Of Musical Theatre Degree Programs, Penn State University

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