9780896760820

Sense of Direction : Some Observations on the Art of Directing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780896760820

  • ISBN10:

    0896760820

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1984-09-01
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Art, Consciousness, Belief, Unity
3(10)
Theatre as art form
Show business and entertainment
Source of theatre
Revelation of Universe
Making believe
Harmony among the components
Transcendence into oneness
Intuition, Creativity, Positation
13(10)
Perfect right thought
The learning process
Intuition and absolute intelligence
Universe expresses itself
Unlimited creativity
Say yes to everything
Intellect and ego
Left brain, the nuisance
Allow Nature to work for you
The Cornerstones for Success
23(14)
General Beauty
Healthy respect for traditional form
Predominant element
World of the play
Metaphor
Auditions and Casting
37(7)
The right actor
Casting to type
The actor at his worst
Kindness
Rapid effectiveness
Gratitude and praise--How to say good-bye
The wrong actor
Length of audition
"To whom do I play?"
Courtesy auditions
Relation to Actors
44(26)
Fear
Failure
Praise
Battles
Forgiveness
Questions
Challenges and opportunities
Intellect
Touching
Schedule
Attention span
Learning process
Interruptions
Illustrations
Encouragement
Outside rehearsals
Discussions between actors
Open rehearsals
Scapegoatism
Depersonalization
Offstage relationships
How not to praise an actor
Objectives
70(23)
The Golden Key
A system of wants
The quest for the objective
Indicating
Finding actable verbs
Upgrading the choice
The crowbars: Get and Make
The Rehearsal Process
93(57)
Preproduction homework
Design conferences
Text preparation
First reading
Measure of success
Sitting rehearsal
Blocking
Composition and Picturization
Memorization
Working rehearsal
Improvisation
Walkthroughs
Runthroughs
Notes
Fitting room
Special scenes
Costume parade
Dry Technical
Dressing room assignment
Technical rehearsal
Dress rehearsal
Curtain calls
Previews
Opening night
Connotations
150(25)
Uniforms, Flags, and Banners
Connotative color
Incidental music
Budget
Supernumeraries
Aphorisms on comedy
Beware the unresolved gestalt
An Epilogue 175(4)
The courage to act
"Get lost, Toto!"
Appendix Acting terms and techniques 179

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