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A Director Prepares

Seven Essays on Art and Theatre

By Anne Bogart

Routledge – 2001 – 168 pages

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    May 23rd 2001
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Description

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.

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'This is a revolutionary insight into the often misunderstood process of directing.'Manchesteronstage.com

Name: A Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art and Theatre (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Anne Bogart. 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...
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