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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Harold Clurman, director of such memorable productions as A Member of the Wedding and Uncle Vanyadirectinh the pleasures and perils of working with such celebrated playwrights and actors as Marlon Brando, Arthur Dirceting, Julie Harris, and Lillian Hellman.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It is not a ‘how-to’ or a ‘manual’ of any kind. Directors Notes for Rocket to the Moon. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Together with 28 other young people, they formed a group that developed a groundbreaking style of theater that strongly influenced American productions, including such elements as Harlld -trained actors, realism based on American stories, and political content.

Intensions among Clurman, Crawford and Strasberg caused the latter two to resign from the Group; four years later, the Group Theatre permanently disbanded. Preview — On Directing by Harold Clurman. At first I floundered badly because for many years I had become accustomed to using specific outer directions as the material from which to construct the mask for my character, the mask behind which I would hide throughout the performance.


I don’t believe that everyone needs to be a “Harold Clurman” and how harole people actually recognize that name anymore? Seven Essays on Art and Theatre.

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Sim Lyriti rated it it xirecting amazing Mar 27, Price may vary by retailer. Clurman has full day rehearsals.

Jul 03, Keira rated it really liked it. Selected pages Title Page. The best thing is the examples at the back and even though the book is over 50 years old it still rings true. When it was released everything in it must have seemed worth bearing-in-mind.

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It was also really clear and practical, without being too basic. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He wrote his thesis on the history of French drama from to He took away my ‘tricks.

He encouraged his actors to find “active verbs” to describe what their characters were trying to accomplish. Directors Notes for A Touch of the Poet. Directors Notes for Heartbreak House.

The idea of a director’s script as a blue print is not new to theater, but the detail discussed here and directjng varying degrees based on the play gives a handle to someone who has not been disciplined in thinking of the cohesiveness of a production. What is the ‘spine’ of Hamlet? But I’m sure there’s better books out there. He really wants you to gravitate to use of his favorite phrase.

Directors Notes for Uncle Vanya. Its all pretty much old-hat at this point. Script Work with the Playwright.

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Nov cluramn, Julian Munds rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gregg Mueller rated it really liked it Nov 13, Kyle rated it really liked it Jan 18, English Choose a language for shopping. The underlying assumption of this book is that you are a director for a professional theater production.

Among other noteworthy Clurman material are his correspondence with Stella Adler and others, contracts and royalties, a diary, and theater programs he collected from to Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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On Directing by Harold Clurman

For sure, Clurman explains the way he directs–in detail–he shares much sage advice. Of particular interest are a handwritten draft of The Fervent Yearsa photocopy typescript of “Plans for a First Studio,” handwritten and typescript drafts of Lies Like Truthand an edited typescript of Reminiscences: A Book About the Theatre: Apr 10, Feliks rated it it was ok Shelves: My answer is yes, to a degree.

As a founder of the seminal Group Theatre, as prominent critic, director and teacher, he has as much responsibility for the state of American theater today didecting anyone. He said, “I was interested in what the theater was going to say I have some experience on “both sides of the stage” so to speak, and, in preparation for my solo directorial debut, wanted a little extra background on directing.

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