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Hard Times

Written by

Charles Dickens

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Charles Way

Adapted by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Dickens , Charles Way ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 2014

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (10), Female (5), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Dominated by Gradgrind and Bounderby, Coketown's prosperity is built on the cotton mills where thousands of men and women slave away for long hours and little pay. Gradgrind's obsession with material progress damages his children Louisa...

King Richard II (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

Charles R. Forker

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Charles R. Forker ~playauthor~Edited by~ Charles R. Forker

The Arden Shakespeare, 2002

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (35), Female (7), Male (28), Unassigned (0)

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...King Richard II is the first play in Shakespeare’s second tetralogy, the set of four plays whose events are often regarded as the root of the Wars of the Roses. The play teleologically points to the domestic conflict that haunted...

Beauty and the Beast

Written by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 2002

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...A play about overcoming fear, where the subconscious world is represented through imagery and movement. The play begins with a startling dream sequence and then segues into the drawing-room world of a Jane Austen novel, before moving...

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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... develops behaviour in the actors by assuring the scene is ‘constantly in motion’, never set. He abhors the view that behaviour somehow gets in the way of the language. Gaines also works to instil behaviour that will highlight ‘the language...

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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... natural relationship to text. I want someone who understands speech as thought, and print as simply the record of thought or speech – not as some fancy, difficult thing that you have to tip toe up to and caress in some ridiculous way...

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...

New York Shakespeare Festival/The Public Theatre Directors 1950s–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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... Papp softened his approach in later years. Don Shewey in The Village Voice offered a portrait of a more seasoned and kinder Papp: ‘I see director’s work sometimes, and I know they’re going the wrong way. In the old days, I used to come...

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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... to themselves. He refers to those choices as ‘tricks’ that actually get in the way of the audience receiving the story. For Adams, the most valued category of directors are those ‘who bring a freshness, not out of concept, but out of working...

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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... not only the caskets but also singers lined up behind, who sang “Tell me where is fancy bred” in a way that made the rhymes an obvious hint to Bassanio’ (Whitaker 1961: 406). In that same season, Whitaker admired a production of Twelfth Night...