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Play Director's Survival Kit

Play Director's Survival Kit
Your Price: $45.95 CDN
Author: James W. Rodgers, Wanda C. Rodgers
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 304
Pub. Date: 1997
ISBN-10: 0876285655
ISBN-13: 9780876285657

About the Book:

The definitive guide to producing school and community theatre.

For new and veteran play directors, Play Director's Survival Kit is a comprehensive, practical guide to producing school and community theatre packed with tested tips, time-savers and problem-solvers.

Step by step, the Play Director's Survival Kit takes you through every phase of play selection and production including getting started, pre-production activity, how to get the most out of rehearsals, how to direct a musical, and how to publicize and promote your production. The Play Director's Survival Kit also provides directories of acting/directing terms, a list of contemporary plays and a selected reading list for beginning directors. Each of the six sections is complete with ready-to-use checklists, diagrams and samples.

Included are over 55 full-page checklists, diagrams, forms, fact sheets, samples and other aids you can use as is or easily adapt to your particular needs. And all material is printed in a handy 8-1/4" x 11" format for easy photocopying. As an added enhancement, each section carries a subtitle that's also a song title from a musical and includes interesting facts about its Broadway opening, original cast, and number of performances. Whether you're directing a first play or your 25th, at the planning stage or in the midst of the production process, you'll find Play Director's Survival Kit invaluable. It will not only relieve you of some of the stress in producing a play but, at the same time, give you greater confidence and enjoyment in your theatrical endeavours.

About the Author:

Dr. James W. Rodgers, Ph.D., is an American teacher, director, author and playwright. He taught for more than 35 years and directed more than 100 productions for professional, community, university and high-school theaters, several with professional actors. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre. He has also written a number of plays including several commissioned works for both the stage and television, including the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life. With his wife, Wanda, he is co-author of Play Director's Survival Kit.

Wanda C. Rodgers taught in five states and in a variety of schools. She taught Drama, English, and Communications at Woodford County High School in Versailles, Kentucky, where she was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year for Woodford County.