9781408127032

Before the Rehearsal Begins

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  • ISBN13:

    9781408127032

  • ISBN10:

    1408127032

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-09-20
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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Summary

The work of an ourstanding Georgian theatre director and teacher Mikhail Tumanishvili (1921-1996) was first published in Georgia in 1976 and is now made available for the first time in an English translation. Before the Rehearsal Begins is is precise and demanding exploration of the director's creative process. The book is richly illustrated with diagrams and drawings sketched by the author and is inspiring in its simplicity and imaginative freedom. Tumanishvili is acknowledged worldwide as a great director, but he was also a great teacher of directing. His unique book takes the reader through a the directing process from start to finish with precision, clarity, insight and imagination. Tumanishvili's vision, breadth of knowledge will be a source of inspiration to all.

Author Biography

Mikhail Tumanishvili (1921 - 1996) was famous Georgian theatre director within a unique place in Russian theatre history. He was Artistic Director at the Rustaveli Theatre from 1968 and for many years he was the Head of the Faculty of Directing at the Georgian Theatre Institute. In 1978 he became Artistic Director of the Tbilisi Film Actors Theatre.


Irina Brown, the translator is a Russian born theatre director in the UK and offer short courses for emerging directors at the Young Vic theatre. She was the Artistic Director of the Tron Theatre Glasgow, and is Granada Artist-in-Residence at the University of California Davis.

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