Stage Directing: A Practical Guide
A Practical Guide
"Stage Directing: A Practical Guide" demystifies the art of directing for the stage. Offering detailed advice on every aspect of the process, it explores the ways in which a carefully orchestrated performance can be made to appear fresh and spontaneous. It shows how the ties between play, performers, and audience can be strengthened, and how the strategic intervention of the director can help to produce the most polished and elegant performances. Written for all those involved in the direction of stage plays, it is both a practical guide and an inspirational companion on the road from page to stage. Chris Baldwin is a theater director and playwright; he has directed for many theaters in Britain, Poland, Germany, and Spain. He has also taught directing and dramaturgy at various European colleges and is a former head of Drama and Theatre at King Alfred's College, England.