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19th - 20th Century Drama 2

19th - 20th Century Drama 2 - The Director o The director...

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The Director o The director collaborates with the playwright, actors, designers, and technicians to create on stage a carefully selected vision of life - a special mirror o The director is the controlling artist responsible for unifying the production elements, which often include the use of text, music, sound, and visuals o Six major responsibilities Agreeing to direct an offered script or selecting or creating a script Deciding on the text's interpretation and the "look" and configuration of the stage space - the "spine" of the play Casting actors in various parts Working with other theater artists to plan and execute the production Rehearsing the actors Coordinating all elements into the final stage performance o Directing styles Preplanned movements, "making pictures" Collaborative approach - actor and director working together Improvisation is used to free the imagination o The director helps the actor find the character's inner life and project this life
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