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Play Directing, 7th Edition by Michael McLain, Francis Hodge

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The Director’s Analysis of Style in a Playscript

 

 

This chapter deals with the crux of our discussion of style: how to do a style-analysis for a play from a directorial point of view. Once you have learned how to do this, you will no longer approach plays in a general way but will always look for the specifics of individualization. You will learn to recognize the distinctive elements of style in a play and in the work of a playwright. And you will understand that a director always directs a specific play, never a general play.

What to Look for in Analyzing Style

Style-analysis is based on play-analysis; this implies that you should not undertake it until you have completed an intensive analysis of the content of a play—a play-analysis—in ...

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