On Directing and Dramaturgy
Burning the House
Routledge – 2010 – 18 pages
"A theatre which is able to speak to each spectator in a different and penetrating language is not a fantastic idea, nor a utopia. This is the theatre for which many of us, directors and leaders of groups, trained for a long time….." - from the Introduction
On Directing is Eugenio Barba's unprecedented account of his own life and work. This is a major retrospective of Barba's working methods, his practical techniques, and the life experiences which fed directly into his theatre-making.
On Directing is an inspirational resource. It is a dramaturgy of dramaturgies, and a professional autobiography, from one of the most significant and influential directors and theorists working today. It provides unique insights into a philosophy and practice of directing for the beginning student, the experienced practitioner, and everyone in between.
'On Directing and Dramaturgy is a remarkable account of an emotional and passionate engagement with theatre practice as a maker and teacher' – Sam Bicknell, Contemporary Theatre Review