The celebrated director discusses the techniques of his craft and presents his own directing notes for ten of his major productions. On Directing has ratings and 11 reviews. Feliks said: A decent/adequate survey of all the basic theatrical principles –supported by a rich trove of. On Directing by Harold Clurman – “A straightforward, tasteful, and articulate account of what it is to bring a play to palpitating life upon a stage” (The New.

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On Directing

Second Life Books Inc Published: Good in Good dust jacket. Clurman began work as an actor in New York. On Directing By Clurman, Harold. Directors Notes for Rocket to the Moon. Intensions among Clurman, Crawford and Strasberg caused the latter two to resign from the Group; four years later, the Group Theatre permanently disbanded.

On Directing Clurman, Harold Macmillan. On Directing A Fireside book. The idea of a director’s script as a blue print is not new to theater, but the detail discussed here and to varying degrees based on the play gives a handle to someone who has not been disciplined in thinking of the cohesiveness of a production. Sim Lyriti rated it it was amazing Mar 27, This guide to directing takes the reader from the initial choice of play right through every aspect of its production to performances and beyond.


On Directing by Clurman, Harold

Large softcover, color-illustrated wrappers, pages. He tried to inspire, guide and constructively critique his designers rather than dictate to them. DJ has some edgewear, some toning to back and a bit of creasing to top and flaps.

Half drecting book is how Harold Clurman ‘assesses’ a long list of famous plays and famous fictional characters he encountered during his career. In NovemberClurman led weekly lectures, in which they talked about founding a permanent theatrical company to produce plays dealing with important modern social issues.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Uta Hagen in Respect for Acting credits Clurman with a new perspective on acting. Directors Notes for The Waltz of the Toreadors. Clurman’s legacy is his contribution to the creation of a uniquely American theater.

Letter to Boris Aronson apropos of Mile Colombe. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There’s ‘guidelines’ Clurman offers, sure–but always with the understanding that ‘you can probably find your own way just as well!

He felt that the standard American theater, though successful at the box office, was not providing the experience which he wanted.

Scribner Paper Fiction, September In this classic guide to directing, we are taken logically from the choice of the play right through ever aspect of its production to performances and beyond. Retrieved September 12, Views Read Edit View history. He encouraged his actors to find “active verbs” to describe what their characters were trying to accomplish.


Basically you can read his ‘old notes’ for famous stage plays. To ask other readers questions about On Directingplease sign up.

Harold Clurman

He directed more than 40 plays in his career [1] and, during the s, was nominated for a Tony Award as director for several productions. Better World Books Ltd Condition: This is the most straightforward book on directing for the theater.

Russell Books Ltd Condition: Jasia rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I was assured that a harild would result from the work we were doing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. On Directing Harold Clurman Macmillan.

Contents The Directors Theatre. Book lies flat, spine is tight, and inside pages are clean. The Old Library Bookshop Published: A few notes in pencil on a half-dozen pages. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box.

He was influenced especially by the work of Jacques Copeau and the Moscow Art Theatrewhose permanent company built a strong creative force.