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The Director as Collaborator by Robert Knopf

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Other Collaborators

 

 

Playwrights

Collaborating with the playwright on a new play can be an extraordinary experience. When you work on a play with the playwright in residence, you have a unique opportunity to contribute to the shaping of the text, by making suggestions for revisions, trying out new paths, and providing the playwright with feedback throughout the revision process, which can even take place during the rehearsal period. Working on a new play also requires tremendous sensitivity because the playwright$as the creator of the dialogue, characters, and action$ has the strongest personal connection to the material and may have fixed ideas about the play. Your collaboration starts with the recognition of the personal ...

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