I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space, whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.
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A stage space has two rules: (1) Anything can happen and (2) Something must happen.
Drama is exposure; it is confrontation; it is contradiction and it leads to analysis, construction, recognition and eventually to an awakening of understanding.
It takes a long while for a director to cease thinking in terms of the result he desires and instead concentrate on discovering the source of energy in the actor from which true impulses arise.
The work of rehearsal is looking for meaning and then making it meaningful.
The work of a director can be summed up in two very simple words. Why and How.
Nothing in theatre has any meaning before or after. Meaning is now.
A word does not start as a word – it is an end product which begins as an impulse, stimulated by attitude and behaviour which dictates the need for expression.
In the theatre, every form once born is mortal; every form must be reconceived, and its new conception will bear the marks of all the influences that surround it.
I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage.
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