Directing for the Stage

Directing for the Stage

by Richard Williams


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785003790
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Richard Williams has directed plays worldwide in London's West end, New York, Canada and Japan, and held the role of Artistic Director in four major theater companies across the UK. He now teaches at Drama Centre London.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The History of the Stage Director 13

2 The Role of the Director 29

3 Pre-Production - Selecting the Play 39

4 Pre-Production - Getting Ready 51

5 Working with Actors and the Creative Team 71

6 Rehearsals - Getting Started 85

7 Later Rehearsals 97

8 Final Rehearsals and Opening Night 107

9 Directing Other Types of Production 123

10 Touring, Revivals and Replacement Rehearsals 139

11 Training to Become a Director 145

Appendix: Twenty Things for a Director to do 153

Glossary 154

Recommended Reading 157

Index 158

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