Coordinating the Blocking Tools in Director-Actor Communication





It was emphasized in Chapter 7 that a separate treatment of each tool would be necessary in order to see the values and strengths of each in director-actor communication. Although isolating them has perhaps made them seem more abstract than they in fact are, the better you learn to see in great detail everything that happens in a physical way on the stage, the easier it will be for you to see the simultaneous use of these tools. Yet, we know that the strengths of a scene’s moods depend greatly on highly selective uses of these visual tools. A director who fully understands them will know how to exploit them.


Coordination means using all the tools with as much ...

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