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A Director Prepares

A Director Prepares
Your Price: $61.50 CDN
Author: Anne Bogart
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 168
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 0415238323
ISBN-13: 9780415238328

About the Book:

A Director Prepares is a fascinating and thought-provoking examination of the challenges of making theatre. In it, Anne Bogart speaks candidly and with immense wisdom of the courage required to create art with great presence.

Each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas Anne Bogart has identified as both potential partner and potential obstacle to art-making. They are:
• Violence;
• Memory;
• Terror;
• Eroticism;
• Stereotype;
• Embarrassment;
• and Resistance.

Each one can be used to generate extraordinary creative energy, if you know how to use it.

A Director Prepares offers every practitioner an extraordinary insight into the creative process. It is a handbook, Bible and manifesto, all in one. No other book on the art of theatre comes even close to offering this much understanding, experience and inspiration.

What people say:

"I am interested in the artistic process. In order to approach the theatre as artists, we should have a good look at our tools and how we make decisions. How do we approach one another in the arena of a rehearsal or on a stage? How do we begin, how do we proceed, and" "what are our allies?" — Anne Bogart, from the introduction to A Director Prepares

"This is a revolutionary insight into the often misunderstood process of directing." —

About the Author:

Anne Bogart is a New York theatre director and Artistic Director of Saratoga International Theatre Institute (SITI). The SITI Company, which she formed in 1992 with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki, uses two types of actor training developed by its founders: the Suzuki Actor Training Method, which focuses on concentration and breath control, and Bogart's Viewpoints, which deals with tempo, gesture and spatial relationships. She is a recipient of two OBIE awards and a Bessie Award. She is a professor at Columbia University, where she runs the Graduate Directing Program.

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