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2007 -- Dramatic Literature (Fall) -- Bedford INTRO
I am an ex-playwright.
I like it even more now -- the structure of plays. The architecture of drama.
Only art, not science, can ask for so much craft.
Technology has the bottom level in its complexity, but the great art -- never.
Shakespeare, Chekhov, Williams -- more understanding brings more complexity. I always feel sad on the openning night, I know that other project is ahead and I have no time to think more about the play, to live with it...
I know that we won't see each other again, but I say -- till next time.
Unlikely I will direct the same script again, I never did, but the departure is sad, because there is so much left to learn about this wonder -- a play.
It has to be a good play. There are many I know. If I want to stage it again, I know that the play has future -- somebody will direct it for me...
Of course, there are many theories behind the simplicy of ordinary words and characters...
* In addition to the books Aristotle related, look at J. Michael
Walton's _Living Greek Theatre_. There are sections on Plato, Aristotle, et
Theatre on the Web:
Modern Theories of Drama: A Selection of Writings on Drama and Theatre 1850-1990 :Theories of the Theatre: A Historical and Critical Survey, from the Greeks to the Present :Of course, this is "a short list" and I do not know when I will have time to update it, or to write reviews. Best I can do is to mark the titles with the stars (***** -- highly recommended, five). Most of the books on the market are of questinable quality, but I let my students in Fundamentals of Acting to use everything. (What do you do if they didn't read any theatre books?)
Some I leave without rating, if I don't know them or have no opinion.
Do your have Theatre site? Sent it to OPEN DIRECTORY: Theatre: Directing (I'll review the site and list it).
Also, Film Theory & Criticism (submit your URLs for a review).
Videos I use in classes (Film&Drama, DramLit, Film Directing, Visions of the Northern Mind) are @ Big Star Affiliate!
Barnes&Noble / Amazon / Borders
[I have to build Dramatic Theory Books page, what you see is Msc. Listing]
Theatre/Theory: An Introduction :
I hope some the big affiliate sites (Barnes&Noble, Amazon) can come with the auto-selection and than I will put togther the page of plays.The Anthropology of Performance by Victor Turner : Between Theater and Anthropology by Richard Schechner :
Read script, I say again.
Read good plays!
And all your questions about your professional future will be answered.
Do you know HOW to read plays?
projects: Antohins 100
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