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The Cambridge introduction to Theatre directing, Christopher Innes, Maria Shevtsova

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The Cambridge introduction to Theatre directing
Title
The Cambridge introduction to Theatre directing
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Innes, Maria Shevtsova
Title variation
Introduction to theatre directing
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This Introduction is an exciting journey through the different styles of theatre that twentieth-century and contemporary directors have created. It discusses artistic and political values, rehearsal methods and the diverging relationships with actors and designers, treatment of dramatic material and approaches to audiences. Offering a compelling analysis of theatrical practice, Christopher Innes and Maria Shevtsova explore the different rehearsal and staging principles and methods of such earlier groundbreaking figures as Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and Brecht, revising standard perspectives on their work, as well as analysing a diverse range of innovative contemporary directors, including Ariane Mnouchkine, Lev Dodin, Peter Brook, and Peter Sellars. While tracing the different roots of directorial practices across time, and discussing their artistic, cultural and political significance, the authors provide significant examples of the major directorial approaches and reveal comprehensive patterns in the craft of directing and the influence and collaborative relationships of directors"--
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1941-
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Innes, Christopher
Dewey number
792.0233
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Shevtsova, Maria
Series statement
Cambridge introductions to literature
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  • Theatre
  • Theater
  • Theatrical producers and directors
  • Theater
Label
The Cambridge introduction to Theatre directing, Christopher Innes, Maria Shevtsova
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Traditional staging and the evolution of the director -- Classical Greek theatre; director as choreographer -- From Greece to Classical Rome -- Medieval European staging -- Playwright-managers: Renaissance and early seventeenth-century theatre -- The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Enlightenment and the actor-manager -- Introducing scenery: Philip Jacques de Loutherbourg -- Henry Irving: the nineteenth-century actor-manager -- The transition from traditional staging -- The German stage and the function of the Intendant -- The critic as director: Gotthold Lessing at the Hamburg Nationaltheater -- ch. 2 The rise of the modern director -- The Meiningen Players and the conditions for naturalism -- The Meiningen influence -- The theory of naturalism: Emile Zola -- The naturalistic director: Andre Antoine and the Theatre Libre -- Symbolist theatre: a call for directorial vision -- Richard Wagner: total theatre --
  • Contents note continued: Adolphe Appia: lighting and space -- Gordon Craig, Adolphe Appia and the theory of directing -- Stanislavsky and psychological realism -- The Seagull -- Acting `with the body' -- ch. 3 Directors of theatricality -- Vsevolod Meyerhold: commedia dell'arte to biomechanics -- Theatricality, stylization and the grotesque -- The director as engineer: constructivism and biomechanics -- Aleksandr Tairov: aestheticized theatricalization -- Yevgeny Vakhtangov: `festivity' and spectacle -- Revisiting Meyerhold: Valery Fokin -- The politics of theatricality: Ariane Mnouchkine -- `Masters' -- Theatricality, metaphor and the `East' -- Directing in a collectivity of equals -- Frank Castorf and Thomas Ostermeier: theatricality and violence -- Eastern European directors: theatricality as resistance -- ch. 4 Epic theatre directors -- Erwin Piscator's political theatre -- Political staging: Piscator's Rasputin -- Film and stage --
  • Contents note continued: Political directing: the Piscator approach -- The Rasputin production: a model for epic theatre -- Documentary theatre -- Bertolt Brecht's epic theatre -- Epic theatre and cabaret -- Developing an epic style of staging and directing -- Directing epic theatre: Mother Courage -- The influence of epic theatre -- Heiner Muller and post-Brechtian epic theatre -- Postmodern epic directing: Roberto Ciulli -- ch. 5 Total theatre: the director as auteur -- Gordon Craig and the Artist of the Theatre -- Max Reinhardt: the `Director's Book' -- Combining directorial methods: Norman Bel Geddes -- Peter Brook: collective creation versus directorial vision -- Robert Wilson: the `Visual Book' -- Robert Lepage: cinematic self-directing -- Total theatre and directing opera: Robert Wilson, Robert Lepage, Peter Sellars -- Visual stylization as musical context: Robert Wilson -- Cinematic and mechanistic deconstructions of opera: Robert Lepage --
  • Contents note continued: Conceptual politics: Peter Sellars -- Sound and space: Christoph Marthaler -- ch. 6 Directors of ensemble theatre -- Giorgio Strehler, Peter Stein, Peter Brook -- Three versions of The Cherry Orchard -- Lev Dodin and Anatoli Vassiliev: continuing Stanislavsky's principles -- Dodin - director-pedagogue -- Vassiliev's laboratory -- Katie Mitchell and Declan Donnellan: adapting Russian ideals of ensemble -- ch. 7 Directors, collaboration and improvisation -- Theory and politics of improvisation -- Physical theatre: Simon McBurney -- The Wooster Group: media(ted) improvisations -- The paradox of improvisation: Jerzy Grotowski and Eugenio Barba -- The Grotowski paradigm -- Eugenio Barba: improvisation and `dramaturgies' -- Wlodzimierz Staniewski (Gardzienice); Anna Zubrzycki and Grzegorz Bral (Song of the Goat) -- Musicality -- Jaroslaw Fret (Teatr ZAR): choral collaboration
Control code
000051047756
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780521606226
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Cambridge introduction to Theatre directing, Christopher Innes, Maria Shevtsova
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Traditional staging and the evolution of the director -- Classical Greek theatre; director as choreographer -- From Greece to Classical Rome -- Medieval European staging -- Playwright-managers: Renaissance and early seventeenth-century theatre -- The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Enlightenment and the actor-manager -- Introducing scenery: Philip Jacques de Loutherbourg -- Henry Irving: the nineteenth-century actor-manager -- The transition from traditional staging -- The German stage and the function of the Intendant -- The critic as director: Gotthold Lessing at the Hamburg Nationaltheater -- ch. 2 The rise of the modern director -- The Meiningen Players and the conditions for naturalism -- The Meiningen influence -- The theory of naturalism: Emile Zola -- The naturalistic director: Andre Antoine and the Theatre Libre -- Symbolist theatre: a call for directorial vision -- Richard Wagner: total theatre --
  • Contents note continued: Adolphe Appia: lighting and space -- Gordon Craig, Adolphe Appia and the theory of directing -- Stanislavsky and psychological realism -- The Seagull -- Acting `with the body' -- ch. 3 Directors of theatricality -- Vsevolod Meyerhold: commedia dell'arte to biomechanics -- Theatricality, stylization and the grotesque -- The director as engineer: constructivism and biomechanics -- Aleksandr Tairov: aestheticized theatricalization -- Yevgeny Vakhtangov: `festivity' and spectacle -- Revisiting Meyerhold: Valery Fokin -- The politics of theatricality: Ariane Mnouchkine -- `Masters' -- Theatricality, metaphor and the `East' -- Directing in a collectivity of equals -- Frank Castorf and Thomas Ostermeier: theatricality and violence -- Eastern European directors: theatricality as resistance -- ch. 4 Epic theatre directors -- Erwin Piscator's political theatre -- Political staging: Piscator's Rasputin -- Film and stage --
  • Contents note continued: Political directing: the Piscator approach -- The Rasputin production: a model for epic theatre -- Documentary theatre -- Bertolt Brecht's epic theatre -- Epic theatre and cabaret -- Developing an epic style of staging and directing -- Directing epic theatre: Mother Courage -- The influence of epic theatre -- Heiner Muller and post-Brechtian epic theatre -- Postmodern epic directing: Roberto Ciulli -- ch. 5 Total theatre: the director as auteur -- Gordon Craig and the Artist of the Theatre -- Max Reinhardt: the `Director's Book' -- Combining directorial methods: Norman Bel Geddes -- Peter Brook: collective creation versus directorial vision -- Robert Wilson: the `Visual Book' -- Robert Lepage: cinematic self-directing -- Total theatre and directing opera: Robert Wilson, Robert Lepage, Peter Sellars -- Visual stylization as musical context: Robert Wilson -- Cinematic and mechanistic deconstructions of opera: Robert Lepage --
  • Contents note continued: Conceptual politics: Peter Sellars -- Sound and space: Christoph Marthaler -- ch. 6 Directors of ensemble theatre -- Giorgio Strehler, Peter Stein, Peter Brook -- Three versions of The Cherry Orchard -- Lev Dodin and Anatoli Vassiliev: continuing Stanislavsky's principles -- Dodin - director-pedagogue -- Vassiliev's laboratory -- Katie Mitchell and Declan Donnellan: adapting Russian ideals of ensemble -- ch. 7 Directors, collaboration and improvisation -- Theory and politics of improvisation -- Physical theatre: Simon McBurney -- The Wooster Group: media(ted) improvisations -- The paradox of improvisation: Jerzy Grotowski and Eugenio Barba -- The Grotowski paradigm -- Eugenio Barba: improvisation and `dramaturgies' -- Wlodzimierz Staniewski (Gardzienice); Anna Zubrzycki and Grzegorz Bral (Song of the Goat) -- Musicality -- Jaroslaw Fret (Teatr ZAR): choral collaboration
Control code
000051047756
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780521606226
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations

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