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TH 541 - Styles in Acting and Directing

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Michael Smith



Required Text(s)

Private Lives by Noel Coward
Macbeth, Barron’s Educational Series, NY. (1985 publishing date or later)
What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton
The Empty Space by Peter Brook
The Director’s Companion by Mel Shapiro, Harcourt Brace
A Sense of Direction by William Ball, Drama Publishers
Play Directing, by Francis Hodge.

Special RequirementsBy the first day of class, I expect that you will have done the following:
1) Read all the plays
2) Reviewed pages 1-141 of Play Directing, by Francis Hodge.
3) Read The Empty Space
4) Memorized a Shakespearean sonnet of your choosing
5) I would also recommend reading Shapiro, Parts 1 & 2, and Ball, xii to 36

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