Thursday, July 19, 2018

What I'm looking for in a Director of WT

I'll be looking for a film director who is as sensitive to literary language as s/he is to cinematic image, at home with Shakespeare, and will be inventive in adapting stage conventions to film conventions. I'll be looking at reels. In reels I'll hope to see a feel for dialogue, understanding of verse and how to support verse cinematically, and a feel for relating characters to landscape and setting. A liking for such as Sorkin, Malick, Taymore, Branagh, Akalaitis, and Orson Welles would be helpful.

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