"Directing Plays, Directing People is a thoroughly engaging look at the collaborative art of directing for the theatre. Author Mary B. Robinson’s admittedly “personal and highly subjective point of view” is tempered by input from more than 30 theatre artists who share with her their own perspectives on the collaborative process. Topics include choosing a play, creating an artistic team, working with actors and sharing the results with an audience. Fledgling and experienced directors alike will find much of value here."
"Robinson's Directing Plays, Directing People, an engaging memoir/vade mecum, proceeds step by step, from falling in love with a play through shelving the script after its closing performance, all to answer the question, "What does a director do and how does she do it?"...Her mantra, taken from Peter Brook, is that "the theatre is an act of shared discovery...between all the theatremakers, and eventually the audience as well." American Theatre Magazine
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