How to Direct a Play: A Masterclass in Comedy, Tragedy, Farce, Shakespeare, New Plays, Opera and Musicals: A Masterclass in Comedy, Tragedy, Farce, Shakespeare, New Plays, Opera and Musicals

How to Direct a Play: A Masterclass in Comedy, Tragedy, Farce, Shakespeare, New Plays, Opera and Musicals: A Masterclass in Comedy, Tragedy, Farce, Shakespeare, New Plays, Opera and Musicals

by Braham Murray

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849433457
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 05/02/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 330 KB

About the Author

Braham Murray is a Founding Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre Company. In 1964, his Oxford production of Hang Down Your Head And Die transferred to the West End and Broadway, directed at the tender age of 21. From the Century Theatre, where he was Artistic Director, he became a Founding Director of the 69 Theatre Company. His credits include She Stoops To Conquer and Charley’s Aunt (with Tom Courtenay), Mary Rose (with Mia Farrow), Endgame, and the musicals ERB and Catch My Soul, all of which transferred to London. Other credits include Uncle Vanya (Circle in the Square Theatre, New York), the world premiere of Tod Machover’s Resurrection (Houston Grand Opera), The Good Companions, The Black Mikado), Andy Capp, The Cabinet Minister and Lady Windermere’s Fan, all on the West End.

Table of Contents

Warning 7

Most of them Gift in Your Way 9

Why Do You Do It? 13

Pre-Rehearsal 17

The Rehearsal Period 49

Musicals 69

Opera 75

New Plays 81

Farce 85

Comedy 89

Shakespeare 97

Greek Tragedy 115

How to Handle Difficult Actors 119

Working with Producers 125

Artistic Direction 129

Good Luck, 134

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