History of Directing

School of Drama: Theatre History

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

History of Directing

Fall 2019

Taught By: Todd London

Section: A

CRN: 5637

Credits: 3

The modern profession of Directing for the stage came about a century and a half ago. What kind of theatrical conditions gave birth to it? Who were its major innovators? How did these early enthusiasts of realism go about working on a play? What was their rehearsal methodolgy? How did they work with the playwrights? Designers? Actors? How, in their own words, did they see themselves and how do we see them today? By the turn of the 20th century, directors began exploring non-realistic territory, expanding the theatre into the new "isms"--Symbolism and Expressionism--as well as Epic Theatre. How did these departures from realism change/refine the notion of directing? How did these primarily European artists come to influence American theatre and theatre productions? What issues might influence directors in the future?

Students who wish to enroll in a graduate theater course at The New School for Drama must be accepted into the graduate theater program as a full-time student.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Theatre History (THHS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:30am 1/19/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Building: Drama 151 Bank

Room: 110

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/3/2019