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Notes on Directing: 130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director's Chair

Author: Hauser, Frank

Publisher: Walker & Company

Format:Paperback
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Notes on Directing: 130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director's Chair : Five years ago, Frank Hauser, a retired director, and Russell Reich, his former student, co-wrote Notes on Directing, which Reich self-published. It was immediately acclaimed as a timeless classic - and is now finally available in a paperback edition. There is true genius on these pages. Just as Strunk and White have done for composition and grammar, Hauser and Reich offer unparalleled insights into the crafts of directing and acting. They include, as well, life lessons - about how to deal with people, anticipate problems, and handle challenging situations - that make Notes on Directing as valuable offstage as on. The 130 "notes" address a wide range of topics, from understanding the script to casting, rules for rehearsal, how to talk to actors, how to get a laugh, and the key elements of staging. They reveal what got the young Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, and Richard Burton started on their careers, and offer rare quotes from artists as diverse as Anton Chekhov, Elia Kazan, and George Bernard Shaw. Plainly expressed, with explanatory commentary and five valuable appendices, this deceptively slim book has the impact of a privileged apprenticeship with a master director. For the student aspiring to a directing or acting career, the professional looking for new ideas, or the theater lover wanting insight into the creative process, reading Notes on Directing will be an invaluable experience.


Category   Subject
Performing Arts   Film
Performing Arts   General
Performing Arts   Television

ISBN 13:9780802717085
ISBN 10:080271708X
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:127
Size:7.76" l x 5.04" w x 0.48" h
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