O'Reilly logo

The Director as Collaborator by Robert Knopf

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER

 

4

Directing Elements

 

 

 

A director may have a good sense of what drives a play—what we’ve been calling the core action—but unless he or she can translate it onto the stage in a compelling way, the interpretation may add little to the power of the words and may in fact detract from it. I use the phrase directing elements to refer to fundamental building blocks that help directors achieve their interpretations. Directing elements shape the pattern of a play in production in the same way that a piece of music is shaped by the tones, notes, rhythms, melodies, harmonies, and conductor’s choices, or a painting is shaped by the painter’s use of size, shape, color, patterns, and the relationships among these.

Almost every script ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required