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Fundamentals of Directing

Fundamentals of Directing
Your Price: $19.95 CDN
Author: Ric Knowles
Illustrated by: Pat Flood
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 190
Pub. Date: 2015
ISBN-10: 1770914706
ISBN-13: 9781770914704

About the Book:

A concise and practical guide for aspiring and experienced theatre directors, from a leading practitioner in Canadian theatre. Fundamentals of Directing is intended as a useful road map of directorial best practices for directors in the professional world of Canadian theatre, but it also applies broadly to school theatre, community theatre, and theatre beyond Canada's borders.

Fundamentals of Directing is a distillation of Ric Knowles' twenty-five years of experience as a director, teacher of directing, and dramaturge across Canada. Organized to reproduce the chronology of a play's rehearsal, the book moves through the various stages of the directorial process, from selecting a project through auditioning; working with designers, actors, and technicians; to coordinating the work of the full company through tech week to closing night.

It also, and uniquely, includes important appendices on the work of directors in devised theatre and new-play development.

About the Author:

Ric Knowles is Professor Emeritus of Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He works as a professional dramaturg and director as well as a researcher who has contributed substantively to Canadian theatre criticism and production. He is an expert on the production of Shakespeare, on contemporary theories of theatre production and performance, and intercultural theatre. He is the author of Fundamentals of Directing.