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Directors’ Theatre

  • Authors
  • David Bradby
  • David Williams
Textbook

Part of the Modern Dramatists book series (MD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David Bradby, David Williams
    Pages 1-23
  3. David Bradby, David Williams
    Pages 24-50
  4. David Bradby, David Williams
    Pages 51-83
  5. David Bradby, David Williams
    Pages 84-111
  6. David Bradby, David Williams
    Pages 112-144
  7. David Bradby, David Williams
    Pages 145-185
  8. David Bradby, David Williams
    Pages 186-223
  9. David Bradby, David Williams
    Pages 224-261
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 262-275

About this book

Introduction

David Bradby and David Williams discuss the work of seven major post-war directors, each the representative of at least one of the integral functions ascribed to the director: the prophet, the teacher, the revolutionary agitator, even the priest. Major presentations by all the directors discussed are described in detail. The emphasis is on the differing interrelationship of working ethic and performance aesthetic; the importance of 'process' in the elaboration of 'product'; the treatment of classic texts; the directors' animation of actors as central creative source; and individual responses to the ongoing reassessment of theatre's role and function in the second half of the 20th century.

Keywords

20th century individual play theatre

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-19478-0
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1988
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-29425-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-19478-0
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