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Directing Is Working with Actors—2

 

 

 

 

Now that you’ve begun to understand several aspects of director-actor communication, including the essential concept that staging is not only a mechanical process but also a way of communicating with actors (as well as with audiences), you are ready to consider other aspects of directing the acting in a stage production. Although some of you may have an intuitive sense about directing actors, most directors would agree that effectiveness in directing actors requires a good deal of experience over a number of years to know firsthand the dynamics of interpersonal communication that is at the heart of this most central of directorial functions. Indeed, becoming an accomplished director of actors is a ...

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