THR331 * Directing: Laws, Rules, Principles * Topics : Stage Event = Subjective Time + Dramatic Space * *
2008 --


The Art of the Theatre, The father of the dramatist was the dancer (140).

TOPICS: drama + comedy + postmodern + time + space + show + spectacle + audience + theory + public +
Theater of cruelty means a theater difficult and cruel for myself first of all. And, on the level of performance, it is not the cruelty we can exercise upon each other by hacking at each other's bodies, carving up our personal anatomies, or, like Assyrian emperors, sending parcels of human ears, noses, or neatly detached nostrils through the mail, but the much more terrible and necessary cruelty which things can exercise against us. We are not free. And the sky can still fall on our heads. And the theater has been created to teach us that first of all. Artaud
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Stage Directing Theory
Directing Theory: pre-text, text and super-text
When I started my webbing in the summer of 1998, I made many mistakes -- one of them those "new" pages. What was I thinking about? It's like mass media would consider yesterday news as NEW! Only because I didn't know about it?
Now I have it, the "new" page! Sorry, for misleading you. It was "new" yesterday. I was new in the morning...
Twelfth Night
2007 -- new NEW page!

Film Directing ONLINE (old)

Theatre Theory directory

Two serious changes: the vertical hierarchy (new subdirectories : 1-5) and the topics bar you see now on many pages (another approach to directing or acting -- because we stage and act emotions and thoughts). Both would take a lot of time to implement!


Fall 2004 -- "Taming of the Shrew" @
Spring 2005 -- Oedipus @ shows/oedipus
Both "production notes" directories are new, both titles are adaptations (new compositions -- summer writing).
I teach acting and BioMethod pages @ are updated.
Fall 2004 Dramatic Literature is at
Keep working on Stage Directing (Spring 2005) =
In order to email too much I made page for the updates.
My nonfiction writing projects? I don't know. I can't even get my textbooks to the publishers.



2005 updates *
Virtual Theatre: Directing, Acting, Drama, Theory



Concept and Designers pages.
The Possessed 2003
Chekhov Anton Chekhov

* 3 Sisters: showcase *
* Uncle Vanya
* Cherry Orchard
* Seagull
* one-acts

mini-chekhov05 *



'... there's nothing there except lines of dialogue. If they're sketched correctly and minimally, they will give the audience the illusion that these are 'real people,' especially if the lines are spoken by real people -- the actors are going to fill a lot in. So a large part of the technique of playwriting is to leave a lot out.' -- David Mamet [ see SUBTEXT in Method directory ]

2005: total directing & total acting

* Wedding: class project -- finals * Stage Directors Wanted *

The Open Door Written by Peter Brook * Trade Paperback, 160 pages January 2005
From King Lear to the Tragedy of Carmen, from Marat/Sade to the epic Mahabharata, Peter Brook has reinvented modern theatre, not once but again and again. In The Open Door the visionary director and theorist offers a lucid, comprehensive exposition of the philosophy that underlies his work.

2005 updates: Small Chekhov Fall * "Four Farces & One Funeral" -- Chekhov.05
Chekhov's one-acts are updated -- The Bear, The Proposal (1st act -- Oh, Love!), Wedding, Tobacco (Act II -- Ah, Marriage!), but I'm still working on the "funeral" (Last Day of Anton Chekhov). mini-chekhov
I am teaching DramLit -- (subscribe) and see THR215 for subjects, topics, titles.
Spring 2006 -- Waiting for Godot, Beckett -- new pages ( see shows )

Waiting for Godot

Internet2 Day presentation

Script Analysis

The Director and the Stage: From Naturalism to Grotowski by Edward Braun; Holmes & Meier, 1982

Theatre Books Master Page *

* The Theatre--Advancing by Edward Gordon Craig; Little, Brown & Company, 1919 - Part I - A Plea for Two Theatres: This Essay Is Dedicated to the Tired Business Man - A Durable Theatre - The Modern Theatre, and Another - In Defence of the Artist - The Open Air - Belief and Make-Believe: A Footnote to "The Actor and the ber-Marionette." - Imagination - Part II - Theatrical Reform - Public Opinion - Proposals Old and New: A Dialogue Between A Theatrical Manager and An Artist of the Theatre. - Part III - Gentlemen, the Marionette! - On Masks: By A Bishop and by Me - Shakespeares Collaborators - In a Restaurant - "Literary" Theatres - Art or Imitation?: A Plea for An Enquiry After the Missing Laws of the Art - A Conversation with Jules Champfleury - The Theatre in Italy: Naples and Pompeii: A Letter to John Semar - Church and Stage: in Rome: "When in Rome Do as the Romans Do." - Thoroughness in the Theatre - On Learning Magic: A Dialogue Many Times Repeated - Tuition in Art: A Note to the Younger Generation of Theatrical Students - On the Old School of Acting - A Letter to Ellen Terry - Yvette Guilbert - Sada Yacco - New Departures - The Wise and the Foolish Virgins - To Eleonora Duse - Ladies, Temperament and Discipline - Part IV - The Copyright Law: A Suggestion for An Amendment - The New Theme: Poverty - The Voice - Theatrical Love - Realism, or Nerve-Tickling - The Poet and Motion Pictures - The True Hamlet - The Futurists - Fire! Fire!
* The Theater of Meyerhold and Brecht by Katherine Bliss Eaton; Greenwood Press, 1985

Notes on Directing

documents directory (mostly the handouts for HS, not me texts) -- how to use it?


Beckett in Directing Class script breakdown

Godot biblio notes

Waiting UAF


POMO'06: Pinter + Mamet


Blogger. profile Anatoly XXI Webman's Diary

* anatolant @
A. blog Director's Notes @
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Russian Diary * *

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Directing Index * Part I * Part II * Part III * Part IV * Part V *
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Film-North *

* Spring 2006 : *

Directing w/Anatoly, News

2005-2006: Intelligence learns from its mistakes BUT TRUE GENIUS LEARNS FROM OTHERS' MISTAKES. MAT-RAT
Russian American Theatre Project (photo: Anton Chekhov and Moscow Art Theatre)
This directory "DIRECTING" is used for both -- film and stage directions classes.

See Theatre UAF for course offering and you will know when the pages in this directory will be updated (next directing class).

There is another way to stay updated -- subscribe to Directors' Forum or my mailing list!

New? Virtual Theatre -- it will take years to develop!

Get on the Vtheatre List -- all the discussions and links on NEW directing will be there. Yes, it's not traditional directing, because the new medium and new technologies are involved. What are the new "revolutionary" principles in aesthetics? Oh, that is the best part of it!

First, we began to give different names. "Spect-Actor" and "Camera-Performer"... You see, in the new environment actor does both -- acting for the public and acting for the camera. Where is the bridge between the two? PERFORMANCE, which includes SPECTATORSHIP.

How to direct such new "event"?

How to define it?

See for yourself the confusion @ Virtual 3 Sisters production.

Too much! Too much of this new stuff!

And the biggest problem -- the texts are not new (good plays). It's a combination of live performance, recorded film and broadcasting. How do write such a script? Or even how to rearrange it (12th Night and many others...).

I still didn't have time to think it through -- the web end of it, when the show appeares on this little 3X4 screen on your monitor. No, not the size of the RealPlayer concerns me -- your keybord! That is the real power!

During the "3 Sisters" we have a switcher (3 channels, two live -- master-camera and CU-camera, and the VCR, tape). The switcher is now in your hands -- the mouse. You are the editor, you cut it!

Steaming video makes it possible -- you can see all three channels on your monitor and have YOUR OWN CUT.

Can you do it?

We'll see. MyShows

THR470 Film Directing -- see Film Minor.

Anatoly Y2K

Meyerhold's last photo.
2004 & After

projects: Oedipus 2005

new: Taming of the Shrew 2004

missing: film acting

directing wish list (short):



Virtual Theatre: Directing, Acting, Drama, Theory

playsChekhov, Ibsen, Shakespeare

Class One Act: Proposal Chekhov

ReadSpeaker AudioFeed - Podcast of this blog

Rex05 Bedbug
Biomechanics Files (image: Begbug, costume design for Mayakovsky's play).


All changes are in the Spring 2002; this time I want to introduce film directing techniques for stage directors.
Next: Students
Strike, film directing 101
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The Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, the largest theatre instutition in Russia founded in 1779, has the pleasure of announcing the Summer School-2002 "STANISLAVSKY and MEYERHOLD: Two Approaches to Acting" to be organised in Saint Petersburg in June 17 - 29, 2002. The course is aimed to introduce international young actors, drama students as well as others interested to Russian theatre school. The course provides theoretical overview of impressive heritage of two leading theatre figures of the 20th century and offers its specific use in acting practice.
Working language is English (All classes are delivered in English or in Russian with the translation to English).
The deadline for registration is April 30, 2002. For more information and application form please visit the Academy's web-site or contact International Department at

Aliona Bocharova, Manager, International Department, Saint Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy, Saint Petersburg, Russia Tel/fax: 7 812 272 1789


Difference between drama—prose and film


a) intended for live performance in front of a live audience - as inherent in the word ' a play' or a 'show'.

b) a drama communicates a sense of being enacted in the present.

c) Since the dramatist gives voice to several actors, the playwright can subdue his own persona.

d) the actor impersonates a beggar, a king

e) the dialogue is the sole means of carrying the story forward

f) the actors use exaggerated gestures to make the audience understand



a) novels are told by the author who

a) Film is divided precise, focusing on the visual. Film uses metaphors to convey thoughts / intentions.

a woman letting out her hair is the stereotype of sexual desire, so is dancing.s

b) the actor uses his face to convey meaning

c) the actor's voice can be dubbed

d) the audience sees more than the director intends.

Great Directors (20th century): Grotowski (list)

2007 An online course supplement * Film-North * Anatoly Antohin * eCitations rate
2006 by Permission to link to this site is granted.

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