Directing experience : an exploration of active analysis and visual cognition theory in the training of contemporary directors

Kipste, Egils (2014) Directing experience : an exploration of active analysis and visual cognition theory in the training of contemporary directors. Professional Doctorate thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


The focus of this research is the creation of a stage-directing training manual on the researcher's site at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. The directing procedures build on the work of Stanislavski's Active Analysis and findings from present-day visual cognition studies. Action research methodology and evidence-based data collection are employed to improve the efficacy of both the directing procedures and the pedagogical manual. The manual serves as a supplement to director training and a toolkit for the more experienced practitioner. The manual and research findings provide a unique and innovative contribution to the field of theatre directing.

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ID Code: 72958
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Supervisor: Wissler, Rodney & Stock, Cheryl
Keywords: Stanislavski, Active Analysis, Visual Cognition, Directing, Training, Stanislavksy, Theatre
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 14 Jul 2014 01:51
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 06:12

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