TD301 3.28 - A What is a director anyway?1...

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Unformatted text preview: 2008-03-28A. What is a director, anyway?1. Goals/Function-An Audience surrogate?-A Creator?-A Midwife-A Translator?2. StyleDictator?Leader?Collaborator?B. Types of Directors1. LiteralBringing the playwright’s vision to the stageHighly faithful to the text2. Conceptual / InterpretiveBringing the audience the spirit of the playwright’s textFaithful to the dialogueChanges to given circumstances: Time, place, etc.3. AuteurBringing the audience their own visionText as raw material to be changed at will4. The Director’s ToolboxAnalytical skillsAbility to think generally as well as specificallyCreativity-Visual-Problem solvingGood Communications skills-Working with designers, dramaturgs, playwrights, etc.-Working with actors in rehearsalC. (One version of) A Director’s ProcessPlay selectionIf Necessary:-Pick translation-Cut textRead – repeatedly-Text analysis-Beats? Actions? Throughline/Spine? Emotional responses? Images? Practical needs?-Beats?...
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