Directing - A Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors

Directing - A Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors

by Rob Swain

Paperback(New Edition)

$22.95
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Friday, October 18

Overview

The theatre director is one of the most critical roles in a successful drama company, yet there are no formal qualifications required for entry into this profession. This practical guide for emerging theatre directors answers all the key questions from the very beginning of your career to key stages as you establish your credentials and get professionally recognized. It analyzes the director's role through relationships with the actors, author, designer, production manager and creative teams and provides vital advice for "on-the-job" situations where professional experience is invaluable. The book also provides an overview of the many approaches to acting methodology without focusing on any in particular to allow the director to develop their own unique methods of working with any actor's style.


Each chapter includes these key features:
* Introduces important theories, identifies practitioners and provides key reading to provide an overview of historic and current practice.

* Interviews with leading practitioners and emerging directors.

* Suggested exercises to develop the director's own approach and practical skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408127650
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Backstage
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rob Swain is a practising theatre director and the programme director of the MFA Theatre Directing at Birkbeck University. He is the Chair of the National Council for Drama Training and a panel chair for the accreditation of acting programmes in drama schools across the UK.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews