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So You Want to Be a Theatre Director?

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As artistic director of English Touring Theatre (“the company of the moment”—Daily Mail), Stephen Unwin has worked with hundreds of different actors in a multiplicity of venues. In this book, he takes readers step-by-step through choosing the play, casting, design, rehearsal, running the play, putting it on stage and on to opening night.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Nick Hern Books
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Nov 16, 2016 Algernon rated it liked it
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Although it is less theoretically based as, say, Hodge's Play Directing: Analysis, Communication, and Style, it exhibits a solid methodology and practical information (noting that the author is a director in the UK) for an approach to the work and some of the non-theoretical challenges the director will be presented with in professional and semi-professional theatre.
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Jun 26, 2013 Joshua Allerton rated it really liked it
Full of great introductory information, Unwin kindly provides a chronionical order of the theatre, taking you from the choice of play to the critics' reviews afterwards. Highly recommended to anyone with an understanding of theatre wanting to enter the directing industry. You are required to know the works and have seen examples of the classics (Shakespeare, Chekov, Isben) to fully understand what is being said in some parts, but can just about get by if you haven't.
Sep 21, 2011 Michael rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone involved or interested in the Theatre
Absolutely invaluable... I think this might end up underneath my pillow for the next year of my life...
Very informative and clear... clear to the point that finding the chapter on language difficult to fully understand, I realised that this is an area that I should take a lot more care with.
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