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

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Part IV

Communication 2

The Director-DesignerRelationship

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Preparing to Be a Collaboratorin the Design Process

 

 

It’s not unusual to find that learning directors are far more familiar with actors and the process of working with actors than with designers and the process of working with them. Perhaps this is because many of us are first drawn to the theatre by the attraction of performing and we accumulate more experiences performing and thinking about performance than we do design. Whether you’re like many and haven’t had that much exposure to the design process or you’re one of those rare ones who has—you arrive, at this point in our study, at one of the most interesting, challenging, and rewarding aspects of directing: the collaborative ...

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