download Notes on Directing: 130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director's Chair By Russell Reich –

Some years ago, Frank Hauser, then a retired freelance director, and writer Russell Reich, his former student, self published Notes on Directing in hardcover It was immediately acclaimed as a gem witty and full of insight so sensible, so complete, and so right and amazingly illuminating by the likes of Judi Dench, Edward Albee, and Terry Teachout Gathered over Frank Hausers long career, and polished to a sharp edge by Russell Reich, theNotes address a wide range of topics, from understanding the script and defining the directors role, to casting, how to handle a first read through of a script, rules for rehearsal, how to talk to actors, how to get a laugh, and the key elements of staging Filled with enduring good advice expressed in assertive, no nonsense language, and supported with explanatory commentary, insightful quotes and examples, and six valuable appendices, this deceptively slim book has the impact of a privileged apprenticeship, providing deep insight into the hidden process of creating a live, shared experience For the student or professional engaged in a directing or acting career, the executive or manager looking for inspiring new ideas on leadership, or the arts lover wanting insight into the creative process, this book will be an invaluable experience This new edition includes an interview with the co author