Fall 2008

Stage Directing

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-45


Michael Birtwistle (Section 01)


This course focuses on the practice of the artistic, technical and dramaturgical skills required of the director through scene work, exercises, and prepared production statements. It provides a general survey of the job of the director in the professional world and of many of the guiding ideas in both contemporary theater directing and that of the past. Major assignments involve studio presentation of three scenes. There is a special emphasis on work with actors. This class works in concert with Theater and Dance 38: Acting Technique. Requisite: Two of the following three courses-Theater and Dance 11, 12 or 13 (or equivalent college-level experience). Limited to 8 students. Fall semester. Professor Emeritus Birtwistle.