By Damon Kiely,Anne Bogart
The paintings performed on a play sooner than the 1st practice session, the 1st workforce studying or maybe the earlier than the solid have met, should be an important to the luck of a construction. administrators and dramaturgs needs to know the way to research, comprehend and interpret a play or functionality textual content in the event that they desire to convey it to existence at the degree.
This ebook presents a vast diversity of instruments and techniques that may be used while analyzing a textual content, including:
- Lessons from the earlier. What do we study from Aristotle, Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Vakhtangov, Brecht and Harold Clurman? This part establishes the versions and techniques that underpin a lot of a director’s paintings this present day.
- A survey of present practices in Western theatre. a mixture of study, interviews and commentary of sensible paintings addresses the most levels in realizing a play, corresponding to studying characters, sharing principles, mapping the motion and grappling with language.
- A workbook, starting up twenty one methods of breaking down a play, from the overall to the actual.
Contributions, reflections and interjections from a bunch of winning administrators make this the right place to begin for someone who desires to direct a play, or maybe devise one in every of their very own. This wide selection of alternative methods, recommendations and methods permits each one reader to create their very own model of play research.
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How to Read a Play: Script Analysis for Directors by Damon Kiely,Anne Bogart