Books tagged: Direction & Production

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Dora Mavor Moore

By Paula Sperdakos

Winner of the Ann Saddlemyer Book Prize, as awarded by the Association for Canadian Theatre Research. In this first biography of Dora Mavor Moore, Paula Sperdakos examines the life and career of a key figure in the development of the theatre in Canada. This extraordinary woman ... Read more

Fundamentals of Directing

By Ric Knowles
Illustrated by Pat Flood

Concise and practical, Fundamentals of Directing is a distillation of Ric Knowles’s twenty-five years of experience as a director, teacher of directing, and dramaturge across Canada. Organized to reproduce the chronology of a play’s rehearsal, the book moves through the various ... Read more

Head of Drama

Foreword by Ted Kotcheff
Contributions by Graeme Burk

 

The memoir of the creator of Doctor Who and a legend in British and Canadian TV and film

A major influence on the BBC and independent television in Britain in the 1960s, as well as on CBC and the National Film Board in Canada, Sydney Newman acted as head of drama at a key period ... Read more

Inside the Pleasure Dome

By Mike Hoolboom
With Atom Egoyan
Introduction by Atom Egoyan

 

Everybody loves the movies. But a movie about the colour blue, or an isolated mountain range, or a man grown so thin the world floats through his perfect transparency? 'You know what would be really great - to make a two-hour movie about Taylor Mead's ass,' remarked Andy Warhol, ... Read more

It Doesn’t Suck

By Adam Nayman

A new edition of the first book in the acclaimed Pop Classics series

The Worst. Movie. Ever. is a masterpiece. Seriously. Enough time has passed since Showgirls flopped spectacularly that it’s time for a good hard look back at the sequined spectacle. A salvage operation on a ... Read more

loop, print, fade + flicker

By Mike Hoolboom & Alex MacKenzie

The Pacific Cinematheque Monograph Series was initiated to explore the spectrum of contributions and innovations of Western Canadian filmmakers, videomakers, and fringe media artists. Monograph Number One focuses, fittingly, on David Rimmer, one of Canada's foremost experimental ... Read more

The Directors Lab

Edited by Evan Tsitsias

After spending ten years in international Directors Lab programs—first in New York and Chicago, then co-founding Directors Lab North in Toronto—Evan Tsitsias has amassed an extensive amount of advice, examples, and notes that prove essential reading for theatre creators ... Read more

Whenever You’re Ready

By Shawn DeSouza-Coelho

Backstage with one of Canada’s greatest stage managers

Whenever You’re Ready is an intimate account of the career of Nora Polley, who — in her 52 years at the Stratford Festival — has learned from, worked with, and cared for some of the greatest directors, actors, stage ... Read more