The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing - Cambridge Introductions to Literature (Paperback)
  • The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing - Cambridge Introductions to Literature (Paperback)
zoom

The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing - Cambridge Introductions to Literature (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£18.99
Paperback 298 Pages / Published: 02/05/2013
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
This Introduction is an exciting journey through the different styles of theatre that twentieth-century and contemporary directors have created. It discusses artistic and political values, rehearsal methods and the diverging relationships with actors, designers, other collaborators and audiences, and treatment of dramatic material. Offering a compelling analysis of theatrical practice, Christopher Innes and Maria Shevtsova explore the different rehearsal and staging principles and methods of such earlier groundbreaking figures as Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and Brecht, revising standard perspectives on their work. The authors analyse, as well, a diverse range of innovative contemporary directors, including Ariane Mnouchkine, Elizabeth LeCompte, Peter Sellars, Robert Wilson, Thomas Ostermeier and Oskaras Korsunovas, among many others. While tracing the different roots of directorial practices across time and space, and discussing their artistic, cultural and political significance, the authors provide key examples of the major directorial approaches and reveal comprehensive patterns in the craft of directing and the influence and collaborative relationships of directors.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521606226
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This history of directing and directors in Western theater is an eminently useful volume that should be a part of every serious theater library ... Recommended. All readers.' M. S. LoMonaco, Choice
'Anyone seeking a really good one volume overview of the history and practice of directing from the ancient Greeks to today would do well to take a close look at this new volume ... a valuable introduction to an immensely complicated field.' Critical Stages

You may also be interested in...

Directing Young People in Theatre
Added to basket
In Two Minds
Added to basket
£12.99   £6.49
Paperback
On Directing and Dramaturgy
Added to basket
The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide
Added to basket
Directors on Directing
Added to basket
£21.95
Paperback
Stage Blood
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
So You Want To Be A Theatre Producer
Added to basket
Toward a General Theory of Acting
Added to basket
In Two Minds
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Acting Greek Tragedy
Added to basket
£15.00
Paperback
Stage Management
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
How to Produce a West End Show
Added to basket
Shakespeare's Lost Play
Added to basket
Five Plays by the TEAM
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.