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  1. Week 1: Thinking through the stage: Directors and directing 6 items
    1. The Cambridge introduction to theatre directing - Christopher Innes, Maria Shevtsova 2013

      Book Essential Available on Primo. pp.6--76; pp.147--184

    2. Direction - Simon Shepherd 2012

      Book Essential pp. 19--35

    3. A Hidden World

      Chapter Essential pp. 1--10

    4. Contemporary mise en scène: staging theatre today - Patrice Pavis 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Further reading Available on Primo. pp. 2--15.

  2. Week 2: Thinking through the text: Directing complex drama 10 items
    Case-study practitioner: Konstantin Stanislavski; Case-study text: Chekhov, The Seagull
    1. Chapter 11 of The director's craft: a handbook for the theatre - Katie Mitchell 2009 (electronic resource)

      Chapter Essential Chapter 11, via Primo

    2. The Cambridge introduction to theatre directing - Christopher Innes, Maria Shevtsova 2013

      Book Essential pp.185--217

    3. The seagull - Christopher Hampton, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 2007 (electronic resource)

      Article Essential

    4. A sourcebook on naturalist theatre - C. D. Innes 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Read ch 4, available via Primo

    5. Stanislavski and the actor - Jean Benedetti 1998

      Book Further reading

    6. Stanislavski - Jean Benedetti 1988

      Book Further reading

    7. Stanislavski - Rose Whyman 2013

      Book Further reading

    8. Stanislavski in rehearsal: the final years - Vasiliĭ Osipovich Toporkov 1979 (1998 printing)

      Book 

    9. Stanislavsky and the Russian theatre - Michael Craig, James Langton, Copernicus Films, Insight Media (Firm) c2011 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Further reading

    10. Theory of the modern drama: a critical edition - Peter Szondi, Michael Hays 1987 (various printings)

      Book Further reading

  3. Week 3: Thinking beyond the text: Directing space and scene 8 items
    Case-study practitioner: Jerzy Grotowski; Case-study text: Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
    1. Towards a poor theatre - Jerzy Grotowski 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential pp. 71-80

    2. Extract from " Koridan to The Constant Prince" - Jennifer Kumiega

      Chapter Essential pp.66--71

    3. The Cambridge introduction to theatre directing - Christopher Innes, Maria Shevtsova 2013

      Book Essential Available via Primo. pp.116--146

    4. Grotowski & company - Ludwik Flaszen 2010

      Book Further reading

    5. The Grotowski sourcebook - Jerzy Grotowski, Richard Schechner, Lisa Wolford 2001 (various printings)

      Book Further reading

    6. At work with Grotowski on physical actions - Thomas Richards, Jerzy Grotowski 1995 (various printings)

      Book Further reading

    7. Grotowski's empty room - Paul Allain, British Grotowski Project 2009

      Book Further reading

  4. Week 4: Thinking through the scene: Directing image and objects 8 items
    Case-study practitioner: Tadeusz Kantor Case-study text: The Dead Class
    1. Umarła klasa =: The dead class : a dramatic séance by Tadeusz Kantor ; filmed by Andrzej Wajda - Tadeusz Kantor, Andrzej Wajda, Konstanty Puzyna, Tadeusz Różewicz 2015

      Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Further on, Nothing: Tadeusz Kantor's Theatre - Michal Kobialka 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential pp. 197--276. Available on Primo

    3. The post-traumatic theatre of Grotowski and Kantor: history and Holocaust in Akropolis and The dead class - Magda Romanska, ebrary, Inc 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Available on Primo. pp.267--274

    4. A journey through other spaces: essays and manifestos, 1944-1990 - Tadeusz Kantor, Michal Kobialka c1993

      Book Further reading

    5. Tadeusz Kantor - Tadeusz Kantor, Heike Munder, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst ©2009

      Book Further reading

    6. Tadeusz Kantor: rozmowa = Tadeusz Kantor : conversation - Tadeusz Kantor, Mieczysław Porebski, Kinga Miodonska-Joucaviel, Krzysztof Pleśniarowicz impr. 2015, cop. 2015

      Book Further reading

    7. Tadeusz Kantor - Noel Witts c2010

      Book Further reading

  5. Week 5: Thinking through mise en scene: Directing audience attention 8 items
    Case-study practitioner: Ivo van Hove; Case-study text: Arthur Miller, A View From The Bridge
    1. Contemporary mise en scène: staging theatre today - Patrice Pavis 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Please read chapter 1

    2. Shakespeare performance studies - William B. Worthen 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential See Ch 1, pp.1--29

  6. Week 6: Reading Week 0 items
  7. Week 7: Staging Ibsen: Deconstructing the bourgeois subject 8 items
    Case-study practitioner: Thomas Ostermeier; Case-study text: Ibsen, A Doll's House
    1. Thomas Ostermeier in Contemporary European theatre directors

      Chapter Essential pp.339--359; 363--376

    2. Directing scenes and senses: the thinking of Regie - Peter M. Boenisch 2015

      Book Essential pp.164--189. Available via Primo

    3. 'On Directing'

      Chapter Essential Read Ch. 6: Ostermeier 'On Directing'

    4. The Cambridge introduction to theatre directing - Christopher Innes, Maria Shevtsova 2013

      Book Essential Available via Primo. pp.77--115

    5. A doll's house - Frank McGuinness, Henrik Ibsen, Frank McGuinness, Charlotte Barslund 1996 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    6. Extract - Jan Pappelbaum, Anja Dürrschmidt

      Chapter Further reading pp.17--30

  8. Week 8: Staging Strindberg: Deconstructing Action 8 items
    Case-study practitioner: Anne Bogart; Case-study text: Strindberg, Miss Julie
    1. 'Intention' in And then, you act: making art in an unpredictable world - Anne Bogart 2007

      Chapter Essential pp. 30-50. Available via Primo

    2. 'Violence' in The viewpoints book: a practical guide to viewpoints and composition - Anne Bogart, Tina Landau 2005

      Chapter Essential pp.43-60

    3. The Cambridge introduction to theatre directing - Christopher Innes, Maria Shevtsova 2013

      Book Essential Available via Primo. pp.218--253

    4. Miss Julie - August Strindberg, Michael Leverson Meyer, David Thomas, Jo Taylor 2006 (electronic resource)

      Article Essential

    5. To watch theatre: essays on genre and corporeality - Rachel Fensham 2009

      Chapter Further reading pp.105--136.

    6. A director prepares: seven essays on art and theatre - Anne Bogart 2001 (various printings)

      Chapter Further reading pp.137--155

    7. Anne Bogart: viewpoints - Michael Bigelow Dixon, Joel A. Smith 1995

      Book Further reading

  9. Week 9: Staging Stein: Deconstructing textual authority 15 items
    Case-study practitioner: Liz LeCompte Case-study text: Stein, Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
    1. House/Lights: after Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus lights the lights - Elizabeth LeCompte, Wooster Group 2004 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential

    2. House/Lights

      Chapter Essential See pp.164--219, esp. 214--219

    3. The Cambridge introduction to theatre directing - Christopher Innes, Maria Shevtsova 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Available via Primo. pp. 225--228

    4. Post-cinematic theatre and performance - Piotr Woycicki 2014

      Book Further reading pp.103--127

    5. Staging the screen: the use of film and video in theatre - Greg Giesekam c2007

      Book Further reading pp. 80--115

    6. Cyborg theatre: corporeal/technological intersections in multimedia performance - Jennifer Parker-Starbuck 2014

      Book Further reading pp.110--118

    7. Performance histories - Bonnie Marranca 2008

      Book Further reading pp.39--61

    8. Breaking the rules: the Wooster Group - David Savran, David Savran 1988 (various printings)

      Book Further reading

    9. Chapter 4 Postmodern Collage: The Wooster Group - Greg Giesekam

      Chapter Further reading

    10. CONTROLling the channel: House/lights and intersecting landscapes - Jennifer Parker-Starbuck

      Chapter Further reading

  10. Week 10: Staging Genet: Deconstructing gender, 'race' and representation 15 items
    Case-study practitioner: Robert Wilson; Case-study text: Genet, The Maids and The Blacks
    1. The maids - Jean Genet 2009

      Book Essential

    2. Direction - Simon Shepherd 2012

      Book Essential pp. 39--51

    3. Extract - Max Stafford-Clark

      Chapter Essential pp. 66--73

    4. Actioning and how to do it - Nick Moseley 2016

      Book Further reading

    5. Actions: the actors' thesaurus - Marina Caldarone, Maggie Lloyd-Williams 2004

      Book Further reading

    6. Chapter 14 'On Jean Genet's Late Works' in Imperialism and Theatre - J. Ellen Gainor, J. Ellen Gainor 2012 (electronic resource)

      Chapter Further reading

    7. Jean Genet: performance and politics - Clare Finburgh, Carl Lavery, Maria Shevtsova 2006

      Book Further reading

    8. Jean Genet and the semiotics of performance - Laura Oswald c1989

      Book Further reading

    9. Jean Genet and the semiotics of performance - Laura Oswald c1989

      Book Further reading

    10. Glas - Jacques Derrida, Richard Rand, John P. Leavey 1986

      Book Further reading

    11. Robert Wilson - Franco Quadri, Franco Bertoni, Robert Stearns 1998

      Book Further reading

    12. Robert Wilson and his collaborators - Laurence Shyer c1989

      Book Further reading

  11. Week 11: Staging Kane: Deconstructing relations of power 11 items
    Case-study practitioner: Katie Mitchell Case-study text; Sarah Kane, Cleansed
    1. Katie Mitchell in Contemporary European theatre directors - Maria M. Delgado, Dan Rebellato 2010

      Chapter Essential pp.317--338

    2. The director's craft: a handbook for the theatre - Katie Mitchell 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    3. Cruel Britannia: Sarah Kane's postmodern traumatics - Jolene Armstrong 2015

      Book Further reading

    4. Chapter 3 of Naked Exhibitionism: Gendered Performance and Public Exposure - Claire Nally, Angela Smith 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Further reading

    5. Sarah Kane in context - Laurens de Vos, Graham Saunders 2010

      Book Further reading

    6. The empty I: Sarah Kane and the aesthetics of the new tragic - Alexander C. Mangold 2010

      Book Further reading

    7. About Kane: the playwright and the work - Graham Saunders 2009

      Book Further reading

  12. In contact with the Gods?: directors talk theatre - Maria M. Delgado, Paul Heritage 1996

    Book Further reading

  13. Taking stock: the theatre of Max Stafford-Clark - Philip Roberts, Max Stafford-Clark, John Haynes 2007

    Book Further reading

  14. Systems of rehearsal: Stanislavsky, Brecht, Grotowski and Brook - Shomit Mitter 1992 (various printings)

    Book Further reading

  15. Fifty key theatre directors - Shomit Mitter, Maria Shevtsova 2005

    Book Further reading

  16. Being a director: a life in theatre - Di Trevis 2012 (electronic resource)

    Book Further reading

  17. The illuminated theatre: studies on the suffering of images - Joe Kelleher 2015

    Book Further reading

  18. Contemporary European theatre directors - Maria M. Delgado, Dan Rebellato 2010

    Book Essential

  19. Anne Bogart: viewpoints - Michael Bigelow Dixon, Joel A. Smith 1995

    Book Further reading

  20. the 9 Fridas - Kaite O’Reilly

    Chapter Essential

  21. Peer Gynt - Peter Stein 1971

    Audio-visual document Essential

  22. Peter Stein inszeniert Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Peter Schönhofer, Thomas Grimm, Peter Stein 2007 (video recording)

    Audio-visual document Essential

  23. Lontano: die Schaubühne von Peter Stein - Andreas Lewin, Peter Stein 2013 (videorecording)

    Audio-visual document Essential

  24. Le vent souffle dans la cour d'honneur: les utopies contemporaines du Festival d'Avignon - Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval, Antoine de Baecque 2013

    Audio-visual document Further reading

  25. Hamlet - Thomas Ostermeier

    Audio-visual document Essential

  26. 60 Ans festival d'Avignon - Michel Viotte, Don Kent, Pierre Cavassilas, Hannes Rossacher 2007 (videorecording)

    Audio-visual document 

  27. Woyzeck - Hannes Rossacher, Thomas Ostermeier, Georg Büchner, Bruno Cathomas 2007 (images animées)

    Audio-visual document 

  28. Ibsen in practice: relational readings of performance, cultural encounters and power - Frode Helland 2015

    Book Further reading

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