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Directors/Directing
Conversations on Theatre

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  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521888431

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  • Insightful, in-depth and evocative, this book is a collection of conversations with nine of the most innovative theatre directors of our time in Europe and North America: • Eugenio Barba • Lev Dodin • Declan Donnellan • Elizabeth LeCompte • Robert LePage • Simon McBurney • Katie Mitchell • Peter Sellars • Max Stafford-Clark. All these directors have developed their own highly individual theatre language and have been influential, nationally and internationally, across a wide range of theatre practices. The length, depth and scope of the discussions distinguishes this collection from others, each director providing a fascinating insight into his/her particular working processes. The book reveals the complex world of directors and their creative relationships with actors, in rehearsal and performance, and playwrights. Each conversation is framed by an introduction to the work of the director, a detailed chronology of productions and an indicative bibliography to inspire further reading and research.

    • The general introduction to the book makes links between the directors, allowing the reader to see the differences between them as well as their unique qualities
    • Each interview is preceded by an introduction to the work of the director, placing the director in his/her working context
    • Provides a unique insight into the complex world of directors, and the way they work with performers, writers and designers
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521888431
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Eugenio Barba
    2. Lev Dodin
    3. Declan Donnellan
    4. Elizabeth LeCompte
    5. Robert Lepage
    6. Simon McBurney
    7. Katie Mitchell
    8. Peter Sellars
    9. Max Stafford-Clark.

  • Authors

    Maria Shevtsova, Goldsmiths, University of London
    Maria Shevtsova is Professor of Drama and Theatre Arts and Director of Graduate Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

    Christopher Innes, York University, Toronto
    Christopher Innes is Professor of English at York University, Ontario, and holds the Canada Research Chair in Performance and Culture.

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