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Author Dunderdale, Sue, author.

Title Directing the decades : lessons from fifty years of becoming a director / Sue Dunderdale
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 393 pages) : illustrations
Contents Prologue: The wars of the roses -- The 1950s : George and Joan and Crazy Horse, chief of the Sue (sic) -- Rehearsing with Joan -- The 1960s : what do you want (if you don't want money)? -- Action before words : Stanislavski, Littlewood, Grotowski -- The 1970s : brave new world 1 -- Finding your own way (devising and adaptation) -- Knocking on doors, right and wrong -- Women working together : building and breaking out of the ghetto -- The 1990s : I am a camera -- Through the camera's eye -- Payback time -- How do we make work with actors? Physicalisation of action -- In the end there are many beginnings -- Future voices : brave new world 2
Summary "Directing the Decades is an examination of the development of theatre in the UK since the revolution of the 1950s until the present day, viewed through the individual progress of a female director from a working-class background. In this book, theatre history and lessons on directing are interwoven: the history is presented decade by decade, examining particular productions. Each historical theatre chapter is followed by a method chapter examining directorial influences and techniques predominant in each decade, as well as examining the working experience of the author in that decade. The book also includes practical advice on the directing process, including exercises, plans for rehearsals, and camera plans. Sue Dunderdale offers a unique perspective on the evolution of theatre directing in the UK, and her work, which served as the foundation of the creation of the Theatre Lab and Directing program at RADA, continues to influence working directors today. Directing the Decades will be of interest to students and practitioners of Theatre Directing, Acting, and Theatre History, and to theatregoers with a consciousness of class and how it impacts on our lives. The book also offers access to online transcripts of interviews with 16 practitioners, including Rufus Norris, Michelle Terry, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Indhu Rubasingham, Nadia Latif, and Nadia Fall"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 27, 2021)
Subject Theater -- Production and direction -- Great Britain -- History
Theatrical producers and directors -- Great Britain -- Interviews
Theater -- Production and direction.
Theatrical producers and directors.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021009459
ISBN 1000430871