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A Director Prepares Seven Essays on Art in Theatre

A Director Prepares is a thought provoking examination of the challenges of making theatre In it Anne Bogart speaks candidly and with wisdom of the courage reuired to cre Anne Bogart has a way of stealing all the good ideas about art one almost manages to have and articulating them better than one could ever hope to She s just wonderful I often return to her writings There is always a different section that happens to be just what I need to work on in the moment This time round it was The enemy of art is asumption

CHARACTERS A Director Prepares Seven Essays on Art in Theatre

Are Violence; Memory; Terror; Eroticism; Stereotype; Embarrassment; and Resistance Each one can be used to generate extraordinary creative energy if we know how to use it This is the first college textbook I ve reread The Bullshit Alarm went off several times but there s some interesting ideas in there amid all all the psuedo spiritual stuff

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Ate 'art with great presence' Each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas Bogart has identified as both potential partner and potential obstacle to art making They The back of this book says the contents are a handbook a manifesto and a bible It turned out to be mostly a manifesto sometimes a bible and not at all a handbookIt was vague grating and ultimately a waste of my timeI don t doubt Bogart s prowess and knowledge there are moments of stunning revelation in this book Unfortunately they are completely lost on anyone looking for a real handbook on how to prepare for directing a play


About the Author: Anne Bogart

Anne Bogart is the Artistic Director of SITI Company which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992 She is a Professor at Columbia University where she runs the Graduate Directing Program Works with SITI include Café Variations Trojan Women American Document Antigone Under Construction Freshwater Who Do You Think You Are Radio Macbeth Hotel Cassiopeia Death and the Plo



10 thoughts on “A Director Prepares Seven Essays on Art in Theatre

  1. says:

    Anne Bogart has a way of stealing all the good ideas about art one almost manages to have and articulating them better than one could ever hope to She's just wonderful I often return to her writings There is always a different sect

  2. says:

    This isn't just a book for directors It's a book for artists and anyone who does anything creative Anne examines the act of creation in seven essays each of which examines a vital element of creativity She doesn't

  3. says:

    Bogart needs to stick to sharing her experiences in an encouraging way not argue by analogy to biology neurolog

  4. says:

    While it does contain practical advice for directors I would recommend this book to any performer or artist One of the recurring themes is embracing doubt uncertainty and resistance and learning to work with and through those forces Anne Bogart is a genius and I expect this is a book I'll be returning to again an

  5. says:

    The back of this book says the contents are a handbook a manifesto and a bible It turned out to be mostly a manifesto sometimes a bi

  6. says:

    Actual rating 25 out of 5 starsAlthough there were interesting factoids and great pieces of advice I was expecting Bogart's collection of essays to involve on directing craft than personal experienceLGBT rep includes Bogart who is uee

  7. says:

    This is the first college textbook I've reread The Bullshit Alarm went off several times but there's some interesting ideas in there amid all all the psuedo spiritual stuff

  8. says:

    Rereading this today for class So inspiring

  9. says:

    Art like life is understood through experience not explanations As theatre artists we cannot create an experience

  10. says:

    A Director Prepares by Anne Bogart was one the first of the three books that I have read and I have got to say that this may be one of my favori

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