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  Theatre director - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production.
The director, as a position in and of itself, is a relatively new innovation in the history of theatre, with the first examples appearing in the late 1800s and widespread popularity only being achieved in the early part of the 20th century.
Many contemporary directors use a creative amalgam of styles, depending on the genre of the theatrical work, the nature of the project and the type of cast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theatre_director   (545 words)

 Theatre Director   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Theatre director Sir Peter, who has worked with Pinter for more than 40 years, said the award was "a great prize for a great and original poet of the theatre".
Roman Polanski, the film and theatre director, script writer, actor and producer, was born in Paris in 1933.
Downstage Theatre Trust Board Chair Tommy Honey is pleased to announce the appointment of Cathy Downes MNZM as the new Director of Downstage Theatre.
www.wikiverse.org /theatre-director   (400 words)

 KCKCC.EDU - Theatre Department - Director's Statement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Theatre students are most likely to succeed when they understand completely the theoretical, historical, and practical elements of the theatre.
Theatre is one of three departments that make up the Fine Arts component of the Division of Humanities, which brings together the talents and expertise of the faculty, staff, and students in the Departments of Art, Music, and Theatre.
Ranging from opera/musical theatre through instrumental and choral ensembles to theatre productions in mainstage and studio formats to exhibits, these events contribute significantly to the cultural life of the college.
www.kckcc.cc.ks.us /theatre/dirstmt.psp   (510 words)

 Director's Theatre Presents...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Soon she finds herself enmeshed in his world -- and torn between her need to come to rest somewhere and her fear that all her relationships will end badly.
This is Rowan's second production for Director's Theatre.
Director's Theatre is founded on the principle that the director is the most important element in the production of a play — the person who must take responsibility for the success or failure of any production.
bcn.boulder.co.us /arts/dt-seascape.htm   (183 words)

 British Theatre Index
The Greatest Imagist of the Theatre - Discouraged in London, theatre director Gordon Craig finally compels recognition in Florence.
Restoration Drama - An overview of Restoration theatre; includes information on the appearance of women on the English stage, the persistance of Elizabethan plays, parody of heroic drama, the nature of Restoration comedy, women playwrights, and Collier's attack on the stage.
Theatre Royal Haymarket - A history of the famous theatre.
www.theatrehistory.com /british   (343 words)

 Theatre director   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
director works with the key individuals and staff coordinating research stagecraft costume design props lighting design acting set design and sound design for the production.
The director may work with the playwright on works in progress.
In contemporary the director is generally the primary visionary decisions on the artistic concept and interpretation the text.
www.freeglossary.com /Theatre_director   (476 words)

 [ Teatteri Mukamas ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Theatre Mukamas is a 26 year old professional puppet theatre in Finland.
Fairytales are often the sources of inspiration and the performances unite puppets, actors, masks and living music by modern puppet theatre techniques.
Theatre Mukamas has an 80 seat theatre hall in an old wooden house with a colorful history.
www.teatterimukamas.com /english.html   (161 words)

 Director - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Film director, the person responsible for orchestrating the artistic and dramatic aspects of a film
Osama bin Laden, one of whose nicknames is "The Director"
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Director   (98 words)

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Miscast - what is said of a director’s choice of an actor who is not appropriate for a given role or of the actor who is deemed inappropriate for a given role.
Lee Strasberg (1901-1982) American born director and co-founder of The Group Theatre (1931) to teach and apply the Stanislavski system of acting in the United States.
He is also credited as the first of the contemporary directors and clearly defining the directors goals and objectives.
www.campbell.edu /faculty/marting/Intro/vocab9.doc   (1620 words)

 Introduction to Theatre -- The Director   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Professional directors either approve of scripts or are "matched"—by the producer(s).
Director’s job is to interpret the text in order to make a theatrical entity of the entire production for the audience.
Director brings all different interpretations of different designers into a single focus.
novaonline.nv.cc.va.us /eli/spd130et/sum02+/director.htm   (1828 words)

 Theatre director   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brief article suggesting the historical timeline giving rise to the role of the director, and a suggestion of what the role of a stage director is in contemporary theatre.
Director Julie Little is a homeschooling mother, drama coach, entrepreneur, and a member of the local repertory theatre.
Profile of his career as a dancer and choreographer in ballet and theatre, and director for both stage and screen.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Theatre_director   (1812 words)

 Director's Mechanics @ Theatre w/Anatoly
The director is a new spectator, and the "first spectator." As a "professional" spectator he is the last in the creating of the show, and therefore he is the first in command.
Meyerhold insists on calling the second (director's) text a New Text, and, as a result, we have to take the subtext idea one step further: the conflict between Writer's and Director's Text could be seen as a mise-en-scene text functioning as a counter-text.
The director is an image-maker (this is extremely obvious in film-making) and the only way he has to transform live bodies in three-dimensional space into symbols is to contradict the reality, to overcome his material.
filmplus.org /thr/3texts.html   (3458 words)

 Penn State | School of Theatre
She has worked for the WPA Theatre, the Duplex Cabaret, the Russian Ballet Theatre of Delaware, and OperaDelaware.
Associate Director of School of Theatre, Graduate Officer, Director of Actor Voice and Speech training and the director of the University Park Ensemble.
She oversees the Theatre 100 experience, as well as teaching undergraduate acting and graduate seminars in dramatic literature.
www.theatre.psu.edu /people/faculty.html   (2502 words)

 KDHX Theatre Review - Head Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Once upon a time, a theatre director wanted to put on a frothy, sexy summer comedy, with a little nudity to help it sell at the box office, to make up for the money he lost the rest of the year doing brain-breaking, emotionally arid works that only he and seven other people really liked.
This theatre director knew that such a frothy, sexy summer comedy with a little nudity would do well at the box office because he had presented just such a play the last time the dog days rolled around, and it had done very well.
And because the director is a very intelligent and clever person, the frothy moments often sparkled with real wit.
www.kdhx.org /reviews/headgames.html   (402 words)

 Federal Theatre Project Collection: About the WPA Federal Theatre Project
The National Director was assisted by a Deputy National Director in charge of administration and procedures, and by an Associate Director in charge of all national services such as the handling of royalties, the loan of equipment and personnel, and the reading and reporting on plays.
A Regional Director of the Federal Theatre Project was appointed for each of these regions to act as the representative, in that region, for the Federal Director of Theatre Projects in Washington.
The Regional Director, with the cooperation of existing Works Progress Administration officials in his region, directed the functions of the FTP, and approved all appointments to superintendence positions in the theater projects in his region.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/fedtp/ftwpa.html   (3103 words)

 Theatre Workshop Director to Visit UMaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The NTWH is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 to provide persons with disabilities with the communication skills necessary to pursue a life in professional theater with instruction in acting, oral interpretation, music movement, dance, play-writing, technical theater and fine arts.
A Jesuit brother, Curry holds a Ph.D. in theatre from New York University and an M.A. in theatre from Villanova University.
He has been an observer for the National Theatre of the Deaf, has worked with the BBC in London, toured handicapped schools in Japan and Israel and participated in programs at Loyola school in India.
www.umaine.edu /News/Archives/1999/Feb99/theatre.htm   (215 words)

 Encore Theatre Magazine
Some theatres are ugly and dull: the Palladium is a horror, the Queen's may one day bounce back into architectural fashion but it seems unlikely; the Dominion has all the cosy merit of a warehouse and the Apollo Victoria, is an arrestingly unattractive building.
Last year's Theatres Trust report estimated that £17m needed to be spent annually until 2018 to make the West End viable in the long term as public performance spaces.
And from this comprehensive survey she diagnoses the theatre's problem in the fact that 'the plays are all such crap'.
encoretheatremagazine.blogspot.com   (15087 words)

 Children's Theatre of The Theatre of Western Springs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In late 1945, the Children's Theatre of Western Springs (CTWS) was organized under the direction of Ella Heimbrodt, one of the charter members of the adult theatre.
She has been involved in theatre for over 30 years as a performer, teacher, and director at both the community and professional levels, and a member of TWS for 23 years.
Deanna Karras (Faculty, HSR Advisor) is an alumnus of the Children's Theatre from 1995 and carried her passion for theatre into teaching.
www.theatrewesternsprings.com /ctws.htm   (809 words)

 Boal's "Theatre of the Oppressed" Workshops
The Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) was developed by Brazilian theatre director Augusto Boal during the 1950'ps and 1960's.
His explorations were based on the assumption that dialogue is the common, healthy dynamic between all humans, that all human beings desire and are capable of dialogue, and that when a dialogue becomes a monologue, oppression ensues.
While the performance modes of Forum Theatre, Image Theatre, Cop-In-The-Head, and the vast array of the Rainbow of Desire are designed to bring the audience into active relationship with the performed event, the workshops are virtually a training ground for action not only in these performance forms, but for action in life.
www.wwcd.org /action/Boal.html   (1529 words)

 Theatre Arts and Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The faculty and staff of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance are working professionals and educators committed to providing the best and most complete educational experience for our students.
At Cal State L.A., the Theatre Arts and Dance department is committed to developing curricula that emphasize embodied practice, drawing on the strengths of both dance and theatre.
Our philosophy is that theatre and dance make a significant contribution to the development of each individual as a person and as a responsible member of society.
www.calstatela.edu /academic/aa/ta_danc.htm   (591 words)

 Theatre Director   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ballibay staffmembers are creative individuals who care about children, education and the arts; they are students, educators and artists with diverse backgrounds and experience who share a common interest in nurturing, supporting and teaching young people in a non-competitive, individual choice setting.
Directors cast their own shows from a pool of all interested campers, and meet with their casts 2-3 hours each day for rehearsals.
When not involved in rehearsals, directors have time to do production work, and are expected to teach several informal classes each week.
www.ballibay.com /WWW/STAFF/POSITIONS/Theatre_Director.html   (373 words)

 All About Jewish Theatre - Roman Polanski :Film and theatre director, script writer, actor and producer
In 2000 he received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz, became the town's honorary citizen, and his star was unveiled in the Star Alley in Piotrkowska Street.
This method, usually used more often in the theatre than in movies, makes it possible to follow the evolution of characters and mutual relationships in laboratory-like conditions, allowing the viewers to study the human nature, a subject-matter of all of Polanski's films.
Made by a director pushing seventy, THE PIANIST may be seen as a breakthrough not only in Polanski's filmmaking but also in his life.
www.jewish-theatre.com /visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=1475   (3284 words)

 Young Theatre Director to Stage Irish Play   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A young theatre director, James Phillips, has been given an Invention and Innovation award of £10,000 to research and stage Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Irish playwright Frank McGuinness.
True to his ideals of ethical theatre, James is planning a psychologically-textured, symbolically-rich and visually-stunning production that probes essential human questions.
He will also be mentored by esteemed director Max Stafford-Clark and plans to stage a production in association with the Caird Company at the Gatehouse Theatre, Highgate in London.
www.nesta.org.uk /generating_brilliance/re-inventing_music_and_theatre/james_phillips.htm   (587 words)

 RLTvolunteers: New Youth Education Theatre Director   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
She has twenty years experience teaching theatre to students ranging in ages from 18 months to 94 years.
Linda is the mother of three children, Max, age 27 and Brynn, age 24, who both reside in Washington, D.C. and Faegan, age 15, who is both a theatre class student and a teaching assistant at Raleigh Little Theatre.
The study of theatre not only inspires young people to be better actors and audience members, it encourages them to be better people.
rltvolunteers.org /people/linda.html   (552 words)

 Playwright and theatre director Peter Gill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Known for his plays and adaptations, he is considered to be one of the great directors of the last thirty years, beginning with ground-breaking productions of plays by D H Lawrence, Heathcote Williams, and Joe Orton at the Royal Court Theatre, where he was Assistant Director.
the National Theatre, where he was Associate Director (1980-1997) and the founding Director of the Royal National Theatre Studio (1984-1990).
by John Osborne and Anthony Creighton at the Comedy Theatre from 20th September 2005 Geoffrey Hutchings, Zoe Tapper and Dorothy Atkinson are also in the cast.
dialspace.dial.pipex.com /town/parade/abj76/PG/index.shtml   (412 words)

 TCG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Joy Zinoman, founding artistic director of The Studio Theatre (Washington, DC), will travel to Russia to conduct in-depth cultural research in preparation for her upcoming productions of Chekhov's Ivanov and a soon-to-be-named contemporary Russian play as a part of a Russian repertory which will open the Studio Theatre's new theatres in 2004.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, offers a wide array of services in line with its mission: to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre.
Through these programs, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field, and promote a larger public understanding of and appreciation for the theatre field.
www.tcg.org /about/press/080103_iti.htm   (844 words)

 LOCAL RESIDENT HONORED AS RVCC THEATRE VOLUNTEER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At a ceremony held Wednesday, September 25, at the North Branch campus, Theatre Manager Cindy Alexander presented Berwald with a proclamation from RVCC President Dr. G.
“The Theatre is fortunate to have such an upbeat and untiring volunteer.
Berwald said her most memorable events as an usher at the Theatre were performances of Anything Goes and The 5th Dimension, both of which she considered extraordinary.
www.raritanval.edu /news/Marketing/2002-2003/September/PR40LocalResidentHonoredasRVCCTheatreVolunteer.html   (289 words)

 The Rondo Theatre
To take the development of the theatre forward, we are launching a major fundraising drive.
Our resident amateur company is an excellent opportunity to tread the boards yourself, or you can apply to join our committed team of volunteers, without whom the theatre just could not function.
Our Youth Theatre provides the best opportunities for young people wanting to develop their comic performance skills, although funding difficulties means that there will be a limited provision this Autumn, before new strategies enable us to come back at full-steam in the spring!
www.rondotheatre.co.uk   (1075 words)

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