Mis-directing the Play: An Argument Against Contemporary Theatre

Mis-directing the Play: An Argument Against Contemporary Theatre

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Arguing for a radical reorganization of the stage director's view of his role, Terry McCabe challenges the notion that a play is the director's vehicle for self-expression. The idea of the director as centerpiece of the theatre, he declares, distorts plays and oppresses the actors. Mr. McCabe explores what it means to direct a play when directing is properly understood as a process of self-effacement and faithfulness to the playwright's vision. "An eminently sensible… (more)


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Publisher: Ivan R. Dee (December 16, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 130 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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