How to Stage a Play, Make a Fortune, Win a Tony, and Become a Theatrical Icon  by Charles Marowitz (Author)

Based almost entirely on the author's personal experiences, this concise handbook follows a director's journey from the casting process to opening night, revealing the hidden or unspoken aspects of play and stage production that are rarely, if ever, described in theater manuals and textbooks. Mr. Marowitz discusses topics such as rehearsals, characterization, blocking, tempo-rhythm, dramaturgy, and actor-and-audience psychology, demystifying an art form that is often dealt with only in terms of concepts and ideology rather than the mundane, nitty-gritty nuts-and-bolts requirements of just "getting the show on the road."

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Book Description
Based almost entirely on the author's personal experiences, this concise handbook follows a director's journey from the casting process to opening night, revealing the hidden or unspoken aspects of play and stage production that are rarely, if ever, described in theater manuals and textbooks. Mr. Marowitz discusses topics such as rehearsals, characterization, blocking, tempo-rhythm, dramaturgy, and actor-and-audience psychology, demystifying an art form that is often dealt with only in terms of concepts and ideology rather than the mundane, nitty-gritty nuts-and-bolts requirements of just "getting the show on the road."

Based on author Charles Marowitz's personal experiences, HOW TO STAGE A PLAY, MAKE A FORTUNE, WIN A TONY AND BECOME A THEATRICAL ICON is for any who would direct a play from beginning to opening night. Here are all the nuances of stage production, from rehearsals and actor-audience psychology to forming an acting group with shared goals and vision. An actor "never forgets sins of omission", Marowitz maintains: learn how to avoid common pitfalls with HOW TO STAGE A PLAY's simple advise and insights based on a typical play's progress.