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By Anne Bogart

ISBN-10: 0415411416

ISBN-13: 9780415411417

From famous auteur of the yank theatre scene, Anne Bogart, And Then, You Act is an interesting and available publication approximately directing theatre, appearing and the collaborative artistic process.

Writing essentially and passionately, Bogart speaks to a large viewers, from undergraduates to practitioners, and makes a useful contribution to the sphere tackling issues such as:

  • intentionality
  • inspiration
  • why theatre matters.

Following on from her profitable booklet A Director Prepares, which has develop into a key textual content for instructing directing sessions, And Then, You Act is a necessary practitioner and scholar resource.

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The most important ingredient in articulation is specificity of action, word, and sound. The specificity of your articulation must match the specificity of the playwright’s words. ❖ If you cannot say it, point to it. (Ludwig Wittgenstein) ❖ To signal in the face of the ephemeral is an act of heroism. The pointing, the signaling, is what matters. If you cannot find the words to describe what you are attempting, point at it. They will help you in the journey. The pointing is the point. ” Already in 22 articulation ■ her late thirties by the time she began her work with Miss Hamilton, Mary was not at all interested in a career in ballet.

Intention affects choice of subject matter, aesthetic and expressive possibilities, and the framework of an audience’s interaction with what you make. Early in his career, during the apartheid period in South Africa, the playwright Athol Fugard faced a decision: what to write about. The ongoing apartheid condition interested him a great deal and became one of the possible subjects. Another option, the Afrikaner situation, was also fraught with relevant issues and drama. Finally, after analysis, Fugard chose to write about the apartheid situation rather than the Afrikaner because he recognized that the issues surrounding the apartheid situation were larger and more complex than the problems of the Afrikaners.

The work leads you. You must be willing to discard vast amounts of material at any moment. I need to work with people who are willing to do this. SITI Company Sound Designer Darron L. West spent an entire night creating one sound cue for our show Small Lives/Big Dreams. In rehearsal the next morning we tried it out and it did not work. He never complained about jettisoning the cue. In fact, it took him only a minute to know that all his work had not paid off and it was he who suggested getting rid of it.

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