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Directing II: Books

This is a guide for Kirk Jackson's course Directing II (DRA4376.01)

On Synge

Synge Interviews

J.M. Synge: interviews and recollections, E.H. Mikhail, editor

Call Number: PR5533.J18 1977

ISBN: 9780064948173

Publication Date: 1977



Complete Works Synge

The Complete Works of John M. Synge by John Millington Synge

Call Number: PR5530.A2 1935

Publication Date: 1935

Note: includes The Aran Islands

Genius of Irish Theatre

The Genius of the Irish Theatre, Barnet, Berman and Burto, editors

Call Number: PR8868.B3 G4 1960

Publication Date: 1960

Irish Lit Revival

Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival: a Changling Art by John Wilson Foster

Call Number: PR8801.F6 1987

ISBN: 9780815623748

Publication Date: 1987

Anglo-Irish Literature

Synge and Anglo-Irish Literature, a study by Daniel Corkery

Call Number: PR5533.C6 S9 1931

Publication Date: 1931

On Riders to the Sea

Antique Map book

Antique Maps, Moreland and Bannister, editors

Call Number: GA197.3M67 1989

Publication Date: 1989

Note: includes maps of Ireland and the Aran Islands

Paganism in Europe

A History of Pagan Europe by Prudence Jones

Call Number: BL689.J66 1995

ISBN: 0415091365

Publication Date: 1995

Oxford Ireland

The Oxford Book of Ireland, Patricia Craig, editor

Call Number: PR8835.O95 1998

ISBN: 9780192142610

Publication Date: 1998

Drama & Reality

Drama & Reality: The European Theatre Since Ibsen by Ronald Gaskell

Call Number: PN1851.G25

ISBN: 9780710071453

Publication Date: 1972

Note: includes a section on Riders to the Sea

Irish Dialect for Actors

Irish for the Actor, Volume 1 by Gillian Lane-Plescia

Volume 2

Call Numbers: PE2402.L361 1997 v.1 & PE2403.L3630 1999 v.2

Publication Dates: 1997 & 1999

Note: Sound recordings


Children Remembered

Children Remembered: Responses to Untimely Death in the Past by Robert Woods

Call Number: BF575.G7 W6 2006

ISBN: 9781846310218

Publication Date: 2006

On Directing

Thinking Like a Director

Thinking Like a Director: A Practical Handbook by Michael Bloom

Call Number: PN2053.B58 2001

ISBN: 9780571199921

Publication Date: 2001

Note: Course text

Truth by Susan Batson

Truth: Personas, Needs and Flaws in the Art of Building Actors and Characters by Susan Batson

Call Number: PN2017.P78 B3 2014

ISBN: 9780615904900

Publication Date: 2014

The Director's Craft

The Director's Craft: A Handbook for the Theatre by Katie Mitchell

Call Number: PN2053.M55 2009

ISBN: 9780415404396

Publication Date: 2009

A Director Prepares

A Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art and Theatre by Anne Bogart

Call Number: PN2053.B59 2001

ISBN: 9780415238311

Publication Date: 2001

Essential Dramaturgy

Essential Dramaturgy: The Mindset and Skillset by Theresa Lang

Call Number: PN2053.L355 2017

ISBN: 9781138902176

Publication Date: 2017

A Sense of Direction

A Sense of Direction: Some Observations on the Art of Directing by William Ball

Call Number: PN2053 .B313 1984

ISBN: 9780896760813

Publication Date: 1984