A Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art and Theatre (Paperback)

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A Director Prepares is a thought-provoking examination of the challenges of making theatre. In it, Anne Bogart speaks candidly and with wisdom of the courage required to create 'art with great presence'.
Each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas Bogart has identified as both potential partner and potential obstacle to art-making. They are Violence; Memory; Terror; Eroticism; Stereotype; Embarrassment; and Resistance. Each one can be used to generate extraordinary creative energy, if we know how to use it.
A Director Prepares offers every practitioner an extraordinary insight into the creative process. It is a handbook, Bible and manifesto, all in one. No other book on the art of theatre comes even close to offering this much understanding, experience and inspiration.

About the Author

Anne Bogart is Artistic Director of the SITI Company, which she founded with Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is Associate Professor at Columbia University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780415238328
ISBN-10: 0415238323
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 24th, 2001
Pages: 168
Language: English