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Introduction

Charles Ney

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Shakespeare in America : Historical Perspectives

The Arden Shakespeare, 2019

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... in Directing Shakespeare in America: Current Practices (Ney 2016).The history of directing is not an extensive one, beginning about 150 years ago. While the cultural approaches to Shakespeare can be different, the role of director was born...

Epilogue

Charles Ney

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Shakespeare in America : Historical Perspectives

The Arden Shakespeare, 2019

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...The first American directors of Shakespeare began by justifying the very existence of a director. Their new profession challenged traditional power structures. Strong personalities, commanding directions and submissive players were...

Research and Analysis

Charles Ney

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Shakespeare in America : Current Practices

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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... with the text that is not influenced by a third party. Zimmerman admits this was a concern when she first started directing. Photograph by T. Charles Erickson. To begin their study, Woronicz...

Text and Context

Charles Ney

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Shakespeare in America : Current Practices

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...British influences on US practice While this is a study of US Shakespeare directors, it is important to acknowledge English directors and teachers who have been significant throughout the history...

Directors at the Old Globe 1930s–1990s; Tyrone Guthrie’s Influence 1950s–1970s

Charles Ney

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Shakespeare in America : Historical Perspectives

The Arden Shakespeare, 2019

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...Craig Noel, the First Old Globe Directors At the 1933–4 Chicago World’s Fair, one of the most popular international exhibitions was a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe. Nineteen of Shakespeare’s plays were performed in approximately...

Casting

Charles Ney

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Shakespeare in America : Current Practices

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...To hear the play come alive after months of study is one of the most exhilarating moments in the whole process. It’s also very useful for my understanding of the text to watch and listen to vastly different actors read the same speech...

Adding the Audience

Charles Ney

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Shakespeare in America : Current Practices

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...Theatre is all about collaboration. There is the collaboration between the director, designers, actors and the final and perhaps most important collaboration with the audience. They become the objective correlative and suddenly, through...

Directors at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival 1930s–1990s

Charles Ney

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Shakespeare in America : Historical Perspectives

The Arden Shakespeare, 2019

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... York City’s Ronald O. Perelman Centre for the Performing Arts, leaving OSF in August 2019. (For more information on Woronicz, Appel and Rauch, see Ney 2016.) The influence of OSF in the United States is considerable. It is the oldest...

American Shakespeare Festival Theatre Directors 1950s–1980s

Charles Ney

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Shakespeare in America : Historical Perspectives

The Arden Shakespeare, 2019

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... Hoover, Edward F. Hutton, Charles F. Kettering, Joshua Logan, Alfred Drake, Jose Ferrer, Dorothy and Lillian Gish, Rex Harrison, Katharine Hepburn, Gertrude Lawrence, Eva Le Gallienne, Alfred Lunt, Lynne Fontanne, Edward G. Robinson, Elia...

Middle Stage Rehearsals

Charles Ney

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Shakespeare in America : Current Practices

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...I used to produce looks of askance: ‘There’s Shakespeare time and there’s real time’. ‘What the hell do you mean by that?’ was the usual response. ‘I mean this entire speech that takes three minutes, dare to think of it as two or three...