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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...

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...

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...

The Directors and their Aesthetic Values

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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... worked on several new works, including those by Nilo Cruz, Tony Kushner, Charles Mee and Han Ong. He has directed at ACT, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, McCarter Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons,...

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...

Conclusion

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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...Working on Shakespeare requires the practitioner to work ‘at the top of one’s game’ as Michael Kahn so aptly put it. As we have seen, the director must supervise a considerable number of complex and difficult issues not normally encountered...

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 : Current Practices

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...Directing Shakespeare in America: Current Practices examines the present landscape for directing Shakespeare in the US. It provides a snapshot picture of the field through an examination of the beliefs, methods and productions of many types...

Beginning 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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...Although there should always be great joy in rehearsal, great laughter and hilarity, I think the overall process, the movement of directing anything is a sort of sad one for the director. In the beginning you are so necessary. You have...

Preparing the Production Text

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 many of Shakespeare’s plays, it is necessary to select and edit the text. In the case of a play like Hamlet it will define the production. In most of my productions I have shaped the play by adding characters, blending scenes together,...