Directing Shakespeare in America Current Practices

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-02-25
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare

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Author Biography

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City's Working Man's Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Directors and their Aesthetic Sensibilities
Chapter 3: Developing an Approach
Chapter 4: Research and Analysis
Chapter 5: Preparing the Production Text
Chapter 6: Working With Designers
Chapter 7: Casting
Chapter 8: Rehearsals
Chapter 9: Table Work
Chapter 10: Staging the Play
Chapter 11: Speaking Shakespeare's Language
Chapter 12: Middle Stage Rehearsals
Chapter 13: Other Thoughts on Rehearsal
Chapter 14: Tech and Dress Rehearsals
Chapter 15: Adding the Audience

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