And Then, You Act: Making Art in an Unpredictable World by Anne Bogart

By Anne Bogart

From recognized auteur of the yank theatre scene, Anne Bogart, And Then, You Act is an interesting and obtainable booklet approximately directing theatre, performing and the collaborative inventive process.

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

  • intentionality
  • inspiration
  • why theatre matters.

Following on from her winning booklet 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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He had given up signaling. When you give up signaling, your life is ostensibly over. Fassbinder had been one of the most exciting and prolific filmmakers of the second half of the twentieth century. His films are passionate, vicious, dark, sardonic, and provocative. From a theater background and working with a devoted company of actors, Fassbinder directed over forty productions between 1969 and 1982; most of them feature films, a few television specials and one huge 931-minute television miniseries Berlin Alexanderplatz.

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