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Dave Wagner <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 29 Jan 1997 12:11:22 -0700
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There is one indispensable book on directing, and it is a quick and
enjoyable read. It's by Sidney Lumet, ON MOVIES, if I recall correctly. (My
reference books are not at hand). It has everything you need for a good
>>I just received a request from an actor-friend who is teaching acting for
>>film in Costa Rica.  The Universidad de Costa Rica also wants him to teach a
>>class in directing.  Does anyone have suggestions for books and other
>>resources discussing the theory, methodologies, and technical aspects of
>Although it is not strictly to with film or TV writing I would stronglt
>sugest any books by the 70s theatre director Eugenio Barba. His methods and
>lines of thought are extremly useful. I have used his ideas in creating a
>short video last year for a project.
>In particular try these:
>Barba, Eugenio - The FLoating Islands (Denmark,[publisher unknown], 1979)
>     It's an old copy, probably get newer ones. This is the best if you wish to
>     see if you like him.
>Barba, Eugenio - The Paper Canoe (New York, Routledge, 1995)
>Christofferson, Erik Exe - The Actor's Way (New York, Routledge, 1993)
>     May be useful from the actor's point of view.
>Hope I can help,
>Sam Berger
>Dartington College of Arts
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