This course intends to discover, explore, and develop the directorial crafts of the student/director. It addresses the theoretical, analytical, and practical skills requisite to the craft of directing plays for the theatre. Plays of the realistic style will be its primary focus, although some discussion may range over other styles and periods in order to provide the proper context for approaching realistic plays. The student’s directing ability will be developed through class discussion and exercises, written assignments, outside reading, and the direction of scenes from realistic plays. Students will learn methods to analyze plot, character and theme in scripts as well as techniques to translate that analysis into clear, vivid stage action.
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