Thinking Like a Director
A Practical Handbook
ISBN10: 0571199941 ISBN13: 9780571199945 Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux Published: Aug 1 2001 Pages: 239 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Bloom draws on nearly twenty years of directing and teaching experience to convey the full experience of directing for the stage, as well as the mindset that all successful directors possess. More than a mere set of guidelines, Thinking Like a Director details a technique that covers every facet of theatrical production, from first reading through final rehearsals. The key to directorial thinking, Bloom asserts, is a dual perspective--an ability to focus on both the internal lives of the play’s characters and the external elements of the play’s structure. In this illuminating, engaging, and accessible handbook, the art of dramatic interpretation and the craft of working with actors are integrated into a single, unified method.