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Play Directing: Analysis, Communication, and Style

Play Directing: Analysis, Communication, and Style
Author: Francis Hodge - Michael McLain
ISBN 13: 9780205571246
ISBN 10: 205571247
Edition: 7th
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: 2009-06-23
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 406
List Price: $149.95

Play Directing describes the various roles a director plays, from "calling the plays" to orchestrating and blending a symphony of actors and elements. The author emphasizes that the role of the director is not as a dictator, but as a leader of multiple craftsmen who look to the director for ideas that will give impetus to their fullest, most creative expressions. The text emphasizes that directing is not a finite and specific "system" of production, but rather is a venue for providing an intensive look at the structure of plays, of acting and actor-ownership, and of all the other crafts that together make a produced play.