So You Want to Be a Theatre Director?

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As artistic director of English Touring Theatre (“the company of the moment”—Daily Mail), Stephen Unwin has worked with hundreds of different actors in a multiplicity of venues. In this book, he takes readers step-by-step through choosing the play, casting, design, rehearsal, running the play, putting it on stage and on to opening night.

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Overview

As artistic director of English Touring Theatre (“the company of the moment”—Daily Mail), Stephen Unwin has worked with hundreds of different actors in a multiplicity of venues. In this book, he takes readers step-by-step through choosing the play, casting, design, rehearsal, running the play, putting it on stage and on to opening night.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781854597793
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,223,862
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Unwin founded the English Touring Theatre in 1993.

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Table of Contents

1 What it takes 3
2 What is a theatre director? 10
3 Starting out 16
4 Contexts and colleagues 23
5 Choice of play 31
6 Preparation 44
7 Casting 60
8 Design 1 : creative 78
9 Design 2 : practical 95
10 Rehearsals 1 : starting out 103
11 Rehearsals 2 : establishing facts 112
12 Rehearsals 3 : warm-ups, improvisation, games and exercises 117
13 Rehearsals 4 : language 124
14 Rehearsals 5 : character 135
15 Rehearsals 6 : blocking and movement 164
16 Rehearsals 7 : specialists 190
17 Rehearsals 8 : manners 198
18 Rehearsals 9 : running it 205
19 Putting it onto the stage 210
20 Opening 225
21 Hamlet, Konstantin and the radical young director 233
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