Notes on Directing

Notes on Directing

The book is based on the notes of director Frank Hauser who had a distinguished career working alongside a host of theatrical and cinematic figures, including Sir Alec Guiness, Richard Burton, Sir Ian McKellen and many others who looked to ...

Author: Frank Hauser

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 140812520X

Category: Theater

Page: 127

View: 767

Featuring notes gathered from Frank Hauser's successful career as a theatre director, this work offers a commentary on human interaction and a glimpse into the hidden process of creating live theatre.
Categories: Theater

Notes on Directing

Notes on Directing

This new edition includes an interview with the co-author.

Author: Frank Hauser

Publisher:

ISBN: 1937295028

Category: Leadership

Page: 140

View: 515

Some years ago, Frank Hauser, then a retired freelance director, and writer Russell Reich, his former student, self-published Notes on Directing in hardcover. It was immediately acclaimed as "a gem-witty and full of insight;" "so sensible, so complete, and so right;" and "amazingly illuminating" by the likes of Judi Dench, Edward Albee, and Terry Teachout. Gathered over Frank Hauser's long career, and polished to a sharp edge by Russell Reich, the 130 "Notes" address a wide range of topics, from understanding the script and defining the director's role, to casting, how to handle a first read-through of a script, rules for rehearsal, how to talk to actors, how to get a laugh, and the key elements of staging. Filled with enduring good advice expressed in assertive, no-nonsense language, and supported with explanatory commentary, insightful quotes and examples, and six valuable appendices, this deceptively slim book has the impact of a privileged apprenticeship, providing deep insight into the hidden process of creating a live, shared experience. For the student or professional engaged in a directing or acting career, the executive or manager looking for inspiring new ideas on leadership, or the arts lover wanting insight into the creative process, this book will be an invaluable experience. This new edition includes an interview with the co-author.
Categories: Leadership

On Directing

On Directing

The celebrated director discusses the techniques of his craft and presents his own directing notes for ten major productions

Author: Harold Clurman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684826226

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

View: 231

The celebrated director discusses the techniques of his craft and presents his own directing notes for ten major productions
Categories: Performing Arts

John Badham on Directing

John Badham on Directing

Continuing the work begun in his best-selling book I'll Be In My Trailer, Badham shares more insights into working with difficult actors, rehearsal techniques, and getting the best performance from your cast"--

Author: John Badham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1615931384

Category: PERFORMING ARTS

Page: 262

View: 842

Veteran director John Badham explains the elements of action and suspense and dissects the essentials of any good scene from any genre. Badham’s list of “12 Questions You Must Ask Before Stepping On Set” is an absolute must in any filmmaker’s toolbox. Whether actor, director, cinematographer, production designer, or any other creative, Badham gives you the tools to deconstruct and solve scenes that either don’t work or need sharpening. Continuing the work begun in his best-selling book I’ll Be In My Trailer, Badham shares more insights into working with difficult actors, rehearsal techniques, and getting the best performance from your cast.
Categories: PERFORMING ARTS

Stage Directing

Stage Directing

During run-throughs of either individual scenes or the entire show, the director
takes notes about the actors or design issues; writing down specific ... Go through
each note, addressing it to the actor or 208 | Stage Directing: A Director's Itinerary
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Author: Michael Wainstein

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781585105083

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 302

View: 316

With Stage Directing: A Director's Itinerary, the student of theatrical directing now has a step-by-step guide to directing a production, from choosing a play to opening night. Unlike other directing textbooks, this practical guidebook provides instruction on how to organize the work of the director through the practical challenges of the directorial process (e.g., organizing a budget spreadsheet, writing casting notices, setting up an audition space, etc.). In Stage Directing, the process of directing a production takes the form of twenty-one chapters, which contain helpful examples and tried-and-true exercises, as well as information on how to organize the director’s documents into a director’s production notebook.
Categories: Performing Arts

Stage Directing

Stage Directing

One of the easiest ways to convey objectives to actors is through specific notes
given after the run-through of a scene or act. If the director's notes consistently
reiterate to the actor his character's playable objectives, the actor should begin to
 ...

Author: Jim Patterson

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478626862

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 755

Flexible and concise, Stage Directing details the seven steps that make up the directing process: selecting a work, analyzing and researching the playscript, conceiving the production, casting, beginning rehearsals, polishing rehearsals, and giving and receiving criticism. Each step is highlighted with valuable directing tips, as well as examples from modern and contemporary playscripts and productions. Exercises, objectives, and key terms put directing precepts to a practical test, revealing what is significant about each phase of the process. Over eighty charts, graphs, and photographs unite to exemplify the text. With a fresh voice and an engaging writing style, Patterson provides insightful questions, suggestions, and illustrations that define and invoke contemplation about the role of the director. Three original short plays provide the opportunity for hands-on analysis and the application of practical concepts. In a final essay, Patterson highlights the function and growing artistry of the director in the modern and postmodern theatre by concisely examining the history of the director.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre

The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre

The actors are allowed to run the show, while you watch and note it. At this point,
your cast is beginning to get a feel for the true pacing and rhythm of the show,
and you will be taking notes on a wide variety of topics, from blocking to character
 ...

Author: Paul B. Crook

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317364559

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

View: 396

The formation and communication of vision is one of the primary responsibilities of a director, before ever getting to the nuts and bolts of the process. The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre helps the young director learn how to discover, harness, and meld the two. Providing both a practical and theoretical foundation for directors, this book explores how to craft an artistic vision for a production, and sparks inspiration in directors to put their learning into practice. This book includes: Guidance through day-to-day aspects of directing, including a director’s skillset and tools, script analysis, and rehearsal structure. Advice on collaborating with production teams and actors, building communication skills and tools, and integrating digital media into these practices. Discussion questions and practical worksheets covering script analysis, blocking, and planning rehearsals, with downloadable versions on a companion website.
Categories: Performing Arts

Directing a Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors

Directing   a Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors

you need to be certain that the actor is not left with a vague note which they won't
know how to play and which may ... It is probably unwise to give a note ifyou
know that there is a problem, but don't know what the solution is: notes should be
 ...

Author: Rob Swain

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408156629

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 673

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Notes of a Film Director

Notes of a Film Director

In this book Eisenstein writes about himself and his films, about film directing and about artists he has worked with. The last chapter is his own drawings and sketches.

Author: Sergei Eisenstein

Publisher:

ISBN: 1410102467

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 346

Sergei Eisenstein is arguably the most important single figure in the history of movies. He was certainly the most versatile. The director of the masterpieces Battleship Potemkin and Alexander Nevsky, Eisenstein also wrote ground-breaking essays on film art and taught classes on motion picture production. In this book Eisenstein writes about himself and his films, about film directing and about artists he has worked with. The last chapter is his own drawings and sketches.
Categories: Performing Arts

Weekly Notes of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania the County Courts of Philadelphia and the United States District and Circuit Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Weekly Notes of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania  the County Courts of Philadelphia  and the United States District and Circuit Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

... items received by our note clerk The cashier of the Miners ' Bank says there
was are entered in the collection column ... and a slip pinned to the draft or the
draft as a special collection , intending to note directing you to remit at once ,
which in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HL50QY

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

View: 888

Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

The Lee Strasberg Notes

The Lee Strasberg Notes

DIRECTING. AND. THE. METHOD. Editor's note: The Director's Unit provides Lee
Strasberg's insights and techniques which will assist professional and student
directors with identifying and achieving their vision, including suggestions about
 ...

Author: Lola Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135190842

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 983

A great resource for students, actors and directors, The Lee Strasberg Notes is the first reproduction of his teaching. Lola Cohen, a teacher at the Strasberg Institute, compiles unpublished transcripts making his techniques accessible to the reader.
Categories: Performing Arts

Shaw and Other Playwrights

Shaw and Other Playwrights

Christopher Newton NOTES ON DIRECTING SHAW AND A FEW
CONTEMPORARIES Screaming . Shouting . Programs thrown in the air . Shaw
never saw much of this . He had his triumphs , but they were never anything like
the reception for ...

Author: John Anthony Bertolini

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 027100908X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 197

The early conclusion that Shaw was mainly a magpie following the trails of many thinkers has led to the further consequence of neglecting Shaw's relationship to other playwrights. This volume of SHAW explores Shaw's plays as inheritances and inspirations of dramatic art and also locates Shaw himself as a presence in the work of his contemporaries and successors. The volume concentrates on Shaw in relation to other modern British playwrights, notably Wilde, Bennett, Rattigan, the Court Theatre playwrights, and Shaw's successors from Coward to Stoppard. Gwyn Thomas's 1975 BBC play, The Ghost of Adelphi Terrace, puts Shaw and Barrie together on stage, and Shaw's 20 June 1937 Sunday Graphic obituary tribute to Barrie demonstrates Shaw's high regard for his contemporary and near neighbor. There are also essays on how Shaw came increasingly to resemble Strindberg as a dramatist, on the requirements of acting and directing Shaw alongside his contemporaries at the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake, and on Heartbreak House as a complex dialogue with Chekhov, Shakespeare, and Strindberg. John R. Pfeiffer has prepared a special bibliography of sources relating to Shaw and other playwrights in addition to the Continuing Checklist of Shaviana, and Dan H. Laurence has provided Shaw's pronunciation guide for the more troublesome names of his stage characters. There are also reviews of four recent additions to Shavian scholarship. Contributors include John A. Bertolini, Fred D. Crawford, R. F. Dietrich, T. F. Evans, A. M. Gibbs, Leon H. Hugo, Christopher Newton, Sally Peters, John R. Pfeiffer, Evert Sprinchorn, and Stanley Weintraub.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange Promissory notes Bank notes and Checks on Bankers

A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange  Promissory notes  Bank notes  and Checks on Bankers

A note directing payment to the trustees acting under a certain will , without
naming any of them , was sustained , — no objection , however , having been
taken on that particular ground ( 9 ) ; and a bill payable to certain trustees , and
naming ...

Author: Robert Thomson

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N11309064

Category: Bills of exchange

Page: 681

View: 605

Categories: Bills of exchange

Forms of Decrees in Equity and of Orders Connected with Them

Forms of Decrees in Equity  and of Orders Connected with Them

VII . ORDER ON EQUITY RESERVED AFTER TRIAL OF ISSUE , 992 . NOTE ,
993 . VIII . VARIOUS ORDERS ON THE EQUITY RESERVED , 993 : 1 , After
issue as ... NOTES : Directing or allowing action , 998 ; Of granting an injunction ,
999 .

Author: Sir Henry Wilmot Seton

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HL4P92

Category: Equity pleading and procedure

Page: 1424

View: 485

Categories: Equity pleading and procedure

Changing Direction A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

Changing Direction  A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

But afterthe second scene, my leading man stopped and said “Lenore,Ican hear
you taking notes.... Icanhear the pencil scratching on the paper and it'svery
distracting!” Wellof courseI had to take notes.The problem was thatthe actor's ...

Author: Lenore DeKoven

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136068935

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 600

This approach, honed after years of on-set experience and from teaching at UCLA, NYU, and Columbia, and endorsed by many in the industry, including director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and producer/actor Edward Asner, aims to provide a helpful reference and resource for directors and actors alike. It combines underlying theory with dozens of exercises designed to reveal the actor's craft. There is material on constructing the throughline; analyzing the script; character needs; the casting and rehearsal processes; film vs. theater procedures as well as the actor and the camera. Distilling difficult concepts and a complex task to their simplest form, the author explains how to accurately capture and portray human behavior. The author's discussion of creative problems she has encountered or anticipated after years of experience, and her suggested solutions and exercises, are immediately useful. Additionally, hear what the actors have to say in excerpts from interviews with such acclaimed actors as Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Glenn Close, Robert Redford, Christopher Walken, Julianne Moore, and Michael Douglas (to name a few) who discuss their work with directors, what inspires them, and what they really want from the director.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Holy Bible with Explanatory Notes Practical Observations and Copious Marginal References

The Holy Bible  with Explanatory Notes  Practical Observations and Copious Marginal References

... and upbraiding God , who had declared that he was coming to fight against
them for unfaithfulness in the office they undertuok , of them by the Chaldeans . (
Marg . and Marg . Ref . - Notes , guiding and directing men's consciences . '
Lowth .

Author: Thomas Scott (théologien)

Publisher:

ISBN: BCUL:1099119765

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

Debate on the Bill Directing a Prosecution Against the Several Banks of the State and to Restore and Preserve the Character of the Circulating Medium which Took Place in the House of Commons of North Carolina from December 29th 1828 to January 6th 1829

Debate on the Bill Directing a Prosecution Against the Several Banks of the State and to Restore and Preserve the Character of the Circulating Medium  which Took Place in the House of Commons of North Carolina from December 29th  1828  to January 6th  1829

DEBATES ON THE BANK QUESTION . 99 tive , no provision in the bill for the
renewal of notes , nor mode pointed out by which it is to be done . Let it be
recollected , sir , that although this Assembly is a political body , your courts of
justice are ...

Author: North Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HB9RK9

Category: Banks and banking

Page: 121

View: 912

Categories: Banks and banking

Song Directing

Song Directing

The study of music directing, or conducting as it is often called, is a study of
rhythm. ... The musical name given to the time taken for each normal pulse beat is
a quarter note and this is described to the eye by a closed note with a --- stem—
thus: ...

Author: Herbert George Tovey

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B51316

Category: Choral conducting

Page: 30

View: 337

Categories: Choral conducting

Directing Beckett

Directing Beckett

Interviews with and essays by twenty-two prominent directors of Samuel Beckett's work. Directing Beckett features interviews with prominent international directors of Samuel Beckett's work and collects essays by them.

Author: Lois Oppenheim

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472084364

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 757

Interviews with and essays by twenty-two prominent directors of Samuel Beckett's work.
Categories: Performing Arts