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Gorillatheatre: A Practical Guide to Performing Outdoor Theater Anytime, Anywhere
     

Gorillatheatre: A Practical Guide to Performing Outdoor Theater Anytime, Anywhere

by Christopher Carter Sanderson
 

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Library Journal
As founding artistic director of the Gorilla Repertory Theatre Company, Sanderson knows a thing or two about staging a play in Mother Nature's midst. Since 1989, his company has performed A Midsummer Night's Dream in New York City's Washington Square Park to wide acclaim. Here, he shares his expertise, guiding directors on choosing the piece and location, set designers, casting, permissions and permits, and organizational details such as mission statements, sponsorships, publicity, running effective meetings, and working with volunteers and interns. Known for his modern takes on classical theater, Sanderson calls for the actors and audience to move to a new location for each scene, so he includes a section on directing and dealing with the attendees. In addition, he offers rehearsal guidelines detailing his experiences in scheduling, communicating techniques, and exercises with actors. Sanderson's "paratheatric rehearsal"-a physical technique named in homage of theatre pioneer Jerzy Grotowski-outlines a three-day schedule that requires the cast to live and rehearse in a rural setting while exploring environmental improvisations. Woven into each chapter are guidelines on safety and responsibility as well as the necessary qualities to produce excellence in "gorilla" theater. Recommended for all libraries with active outdoor theater groups.-Elizabeth Stifter, Brooklyn, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878301713
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Carter Sanderson is founding director of Gorilla Rep. He has taught drama at Princeton and Yale. He lives in New Haven, CT.

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