By Anne Bogart

From famous auteur of the yank theatre scene, Anne Bogart, And Then, You Act is an engaging and obtainable publication approximately directing theatre, performing and the collaborative artistic process.

Writing essentially and passionately, Bogart speaks to a large viewers, from undergraduates to practitioners, and makes a useful contribution to the sector tackling topics such as:

  • intentionality
  • inspiration
  • why theatre matters.

Following on from her winning e-book A Director Prepares, which has turn into a key textual content for instructing directing sessions, And Then, You Act is an important practitioner and scholar resource.

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The expectations of parents, teachers, popular magazines, and corporate culture contribute to the confusion. We compare how we are doing with other people’s professional and personal trajectories. This is a false gauge and a waste of emotional energy. A newspaper reporter asked several Chechen soldiers why they bothered to struggle for independence. Russia is so large and powerful, how could they possibly hope to succeed in their mission? ■ intention 47 “You don’t understand,” the soldiers replied.

And so, indeed, at a specific moment in every performance of Moby Dick, George Kahn had to run up the side of the wall. ” In order to accomplish the feat, Kahn had to summon all of the fury of that difficult rehearsal. In this way, the accident was celebrated and became useful in the process. Continue to study The more you know, the better you can imagine. Art is always an expression of philosophy and point of view. Being part of the evolution of an art form demands that we study history, forge philosophies, see the present without the baggage of inherited assumptions, and develop the capacity to receive the world in an open and sensitive ■ intention 49 way.

Understand what you expect in return. The intentions that motivate an act are contained within the action itself. You will never escape this. Even though the “why” of any work can be disguised or hidden, it is always present in its essential DNA. The creation ultimately always betrays the intentions of the artist. ” This cause secretly informs the process and then becomes integral to the outcome. This secret cause determines the distance that you will journey in the process and, finally, the quality of what is wrought in the heat of the making.

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