By Anne Bogart
From famous auteur of the yank theatre scene, Anne Bogart, And Then, You Act is an interesting and available publication approximately directing theatre, appearing and the collaborative artistic process.
Writing truly and passionately, Bogart speaks to a large viewers, from undergraduates to practitioners, and makes a useful contribution to the sector tackling subject matters such as:
- why theatre matters.
Following on from her profitable booklet A Director Prepares, which has turn into a key textual content for educating directing periods, And Then, You Act is an important practitioner and pupil resource.
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