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Tips : Ideals for Directors

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781575252414

ISBN10:
1575252414
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Smith & Kraus Pub Inc

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
User's Guide xv
What Is Directing? xvi
Casting
The Casting Job
2(1)
In Your Casting Briefcase
3(1)
Audition Ethics
4(1)
Working with a Casting Person
5(1)
Audition Material
6(1)
Audition Notation
7(1)
May I Use You?
8(1)
Defending the Reader
9(1)
What the Resume Means
10(1)
Things Actors Ask in Casting Calls
11(1)
The Callback
12(1)
The Moment You Cast the Actor
13(1)
Choosing the One
14(1)
The Casting File
15(3)
Vocabulary
Circumstances
18(1)
Beats
19(1)
The Action
20(1)
The Obstacle
21(1)
Tactics
22(1)
Transitions
23(1)
The Super Objective
24(1)
The Arc
25(1)
Theme
26(1)
Conflict
27(3)
The Play
What's This?
30(1)
Telling the Story
31(1)
Whose Play Is It?
32(1)
What Kind of Script Is It?
33(1)
The Central Relationship
34(1)
Trusting the Play
35(1)
The Director and the Playwright
36(1)
Overlapping
37(1)
Intercutting the Lines
38(1)
The Classics
39(1)
Shakespeare
40(1)
Directing the Big Musical
41(1)
Why Do You Care?
42(2)
The Team
Warning the Producer
44(1)
Working with the Artistic Director
45(1)
Prerehearsal Set Design
46(1)
Levels and Rakes
47(1)
Prerehearsal Costume Design
48(1)
Prerehearsal Stage Management
49(1)
Prerehearsal with Actors
50(1)
Prerehearsal with Lights
51(1)
Relating to the Sound Designer
52(1)
Relating to the Choreographer
53(1)
Relating to the Fight Director
54(1)
Working with the Prop Master
55(1)
Working with Dramaturgs
56(1)
Technician Macho
57(1)
Wigs
58(1)
Working with Public Relations
59(3)
Beginning
The Director's Opening Remarks
62(1)
Introducing the Designers to the Actors
63(1)
The Dramaturg's Talk
64(1)
Housekeeping
65(1)
Establishing Leadership
66(2)
Table Work
Table Work
68(1)
Good Table Work
69(1)
Table Mistakes
70(1)
What the Actor Wants from Table Work
71(1)
Table Psychology
72(1)
Asking Questions at the Table
73(1)
Talking the Relationships
74(1)
Talking the Subtext
75(1)
Relating Moments
76(2)
Blocking
Blocking the Play
78(1)
Blocking as Meaning
79(1)
Behavioral Blocking
80(1)
What Behavior Is Possible?
81(1)
Psychological Blocking
82(1)
Blocking as Symbol and Metaphor
83(1)
Beauty and Composition
84(1)
Layering
85(1)
Eating the Stage
86(1)
Saving a Place
87(1)
Movement as Entertainment
88(1)
The Actor's Contribution to Blocking
89(1)
Repeating Blocking
90(1)
Blocking Schedule
91(1)
Blocking as Punctuation
92(1)
Blocking as Character Work
93(1)
Defensive Blocking
94(1)
Blocking the Emotional Scene
95(1)
Disagreement
96(1)
Blocking Focus
97(1)
Blocking in Open Space
98(1)
Seeing and using the Actor's Impulse
99(1)
Moving Then Still, Still Then Moving
100(1)
The Arena
101(1)
Abandoning Center
102(1)
I Need to Get You Out of Here
103(1)
The Long Move Downstage or Upstage
104(1)
Too Much Blocking
105(1)
Messy
106(1)
Too Clean
107(1)
The Intermediate Move
108(1)
The ``Counter''
109(1)
The Angle
110(1)
The Triangle
111(1)
The Multiple Move
112(1)
The Lag
113(1)
Groups
114(1)
Other Crowd Tips
115(1)
The Director, the Stage Manager, the Blocking
116(2)
Working with the Actor
The Actor Wants
118(1)
Tape
119(1)
Pointing Out the Acting Traps
120(1)
Respecting the Actor's Time
121(1)
Why?
122(1)
The Emotion
123(1)
Ancillary Action
124(1)
Vacillation
125(1)
Trying the Actor's Way
126(1)
Talking with, Not Talking At
127(1)
Directing the Musical Actor
128(1)
Handling Language
129(1)
The Big speech
130(1)
Getting the Actor to Think
131(1)
Getting the Body into the Scene
132(1)
Letting It Land
133(1)
On the Line/off the Line
134(1)
Going Slower
135(1)
Taking Notes/Giving Notes
136(1)
The Inadequate Actor
137(2)
Go Back to the Givens
139(1)
Building Rhythm
140(1)
Let Me Tell You What I'm Getting
141(1)
Criticizing One Actor to Another
142(1)
Key Mistakes the Actor May Be Making
143(1)
Down to the Last Blink
144(1)
Dealing with the Deranged Intellectual
145(1)
Giving Up on an Actor
146(1)
Compliments
147(1)
The Workhorse
148(1)
Low Energy
149(1)
Too High, Too Long
150(1)
The Attention Sponge
151(1)
Actor vs Actor
152(1)
Using the Obstacle
153(1)
Picking on an Actor
154(1)
Handling the Emotional Crisis
155(1)
Rules of Rehearsal
156(1)
The Director as Host
157(1)
Moments of Repetition
158(1)
On the Money
159(1)
The Extra Pair of Eyes
160(1)
Scheduling Time in Rehearsal
161(1)
What to Do with What the Play's About
162(1)
Beyond Preparation
163(1)
Not Talking
164(1)
Creating Atmosphere
165(1)
The Best Idea in the Room
166(1)
What's Theatrical
167(1)
Safety
168(1)
Getting Your Head in the Room
169(1)
About?
170(1)
Working Loose, Working Tight
171(1)
Variety
172(1)
Small Parts
173(1)
Faking the Emotion
174(2)
Rehearsal Process
The Director's Briefcase
176(1)
The Active Vocabulary
177(1)
The Action in Action
178(1)
Gesture
179(1)
Beats and the Director
180(1)
Ten Mistakes
181(1)
Twelve More Mistakes
182(1)
The God of Variety
183(1)
Business
184(1)
Back Story
185(1)
Physical Punctuation
186(1)
When You've Lost Your Temper
187(1)
The Ecology of Rehearsal
188(1)
Rarity
189(1)
Minimalism
190(1)
Visitors in Rehearsal
191(1)
Why Is It Beautiful?
192(1)
Pace
193(1)
Images
194(1)
Focusing on the Character you're Afraid Of
195(1)
Costumes and You: The Rehearsal Period
196(1)
Watching Rehearsal
197(1)
Opposites
198(1)
Opening Moments/Final Moments
199(1)
Working the Expectations
200(1)
Bad Uns
201(1)
Louder and Faster
202(1)
Unsticking the Idea
203(1)
The Major Arcs
204(1)
The Build
205(1)
Staying on Time
206(1)
Egos on Parade
207(1)
Too Soon
208(1)
Playing at Performance Level
209(1)
The Director's Kama Sutra
210(1)
Who Needs the Help?
211(1)
Sheer Fun
212(1)
Reblocking
213(1)
Bits and Pieces
214(1)
Replacing the Actor
215(1)
Run-throughs
216(1)
Leaving Rehearsal
217(1)
Working Toward the End
218(2)
Comedy
Comic Business
220(1)
Directing Comedy
221(1)
Comic Variations
222(1)
The Comedy List
223(1)
More Comedy
224(1)
Comic Tone
225(1)
The Release for the Laugh
226(2)
The Final Stage
Notes Near Opening
228(1)
Polishing
229(1)
Three More Times When You Can Do That
230(1)
The Spacing Rehearsal
231(1)
Handling Techs
232(1)
The Curtain Call
233(1)
The First Preview
234(1)
Opening Day
235(1)
Opening Night
236(1)
Critics
237(1)
Picture Call
238(1)
Getting a Career
239(3)
The Director's Homework
Homework
242(1)
More Homework
243(1)
Understanding Your Audience
244(1)
Reading from the Character's Viewpoint
245(1)
Reading for the Character's Heart
246(1)
The Moment Chain
247(1)
Concept
248(1)
The Nightmare Production
249(1)
Research
250(1)
Your Life
251(1)
Style
252(1)
The Ground Plan Checklist
253(1)
Anything is what You Say it is
254(2)
Preblocking
256(1)
Props
257(1)
The Disconnect
258(1)
New Uses for the Familiar
259(1)
Nonrealistic or Selective Ground Plan
260(1)
To Deconstruct
261(1)
Scene Groups
262(1)
Afterword 263


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