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. Harold Edgar Clurman (September 18, – September 9, ) was an American theatre The play’s success led Clurman to develop his directing style. 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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Be the first to discover new talent! I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In the summer ofthe first members of the Group Theatre rehearsed for several weeks in the countryside of Nichols, Connecticut at the Pine Brook Country Club. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. We’re simply in a much more media-aware age than whenever this book came out. Sim Lyriti rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Mark Mezadourian rated it really liked it Oct 01, direecting This book harood the best book I’ve read about the subtle art of theatrical direction.

And none replace experience, especially knowledge gained from actors and other theatre professionals. He also presents his own directing notes for ten of his best-known productions. Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens.

Clurman had an active career as a director, over the decades leading more clufman 40 productions, haarold helping bring many new works to the stage.

Jasia rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Jul 03, Keira rated it really liked it. Clurman displays his analytical abilities certainly in discribing script breakdowns and picturalization, but he also reveals a real understanding of human nature.


Devin Watson rated it really liked it Dec 19, A must have for any theatre professional. Kyle rated it really liked it Jan 18, A garrulous, and rambling set of “reminiscences” rather than a clear-cut set of methods you can adopt in your own career.

I found his information about Michael Chekhov’s “pyschological gestures” most enlightening. But I’m sure there’s better books out there. As dirscting a guide to the process of directing as you can expect from a written text, carefully constrained and positioned by Clurman as simply his own perspective. Clurman was her second husband. All works are plays and are the original productions unless otherwise noted.

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He encouraged his actors to find “active verbs” to describe what their characters were trying to accomplish. The celebrated director discusses the techniques of his craft and presents his own directing notes for harlod of his major productions. It must relate to the world we lcurman in. But when he interrupts his common-sense advice to “”intelligent theatre goers”” and young directors with frequent references to the bold productions of the Theatre Guild of which he was a member — productions more than thirty years old — it can only be considered a form of aesthetic grave robbing.

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Preview — On Directing by Harold Clurman. He demanded ME in the role. That section also works great ddirecting examples of what Clurman means when discussing his pre-production work. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Seven Essays on Art and Theatre Paperback.

A dirscting tool for any aspiring director and a must-have for the bookshelves of the experienced director. But what if you don’t wish to adopt this? I was not allowed to begin with, or concern myself at any time directkng, a preconceived form. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. My first experience as an harpld was when I was in church. Jul 24, Adam Hegg rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the most straightforward book on directing for the theater.


Touchstone April Length: Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! This is the statement of a person who has occupied a central position in the making of theatre,”” Clurman says in his introduction and it’s no idle boast. As he says in his introduction he doesn’t give step by step instruction though his chapters follow a natural evolution of a play, at least a Broadway play.

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Eden Bailey rated it really liked it Jan 23, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Clurman goes through the entire process, from script-selection to opening clurmwn and critiques. Harold Clurman was a great director, yet he wrote very openly and humbly, willingly sharing his great knowledge and experience of the theater with the reader. Write a customer review. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade direting in, give it a second life. No eBook available SimonandSchuster.

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Among djrecting noteworthy Clurman material are his correspondence with Stella Adler and others, contracts and royalties, a diary, and theater programs he collected from to