The forty-two exercises detailed in this comprehensive guide provide both the instructor and the student a "user-friendly" workshop structure. It may be used for both beginning and advanced courses of Directing for Theatre. The basic concepts of directing are learned progressively. The approach is totally experiential--the student discovers the demands and problems of directing by actually doing it step-by-step. The student's own directing style emerges with each exercise. Creativity and confidence building are the central benefits of this excellent workshop text. It is the only text that combines theory with active student participation. Seven chapters: Creating the Directing Workshop, The Silent Seven, Justifying Movement, Ground Plan Exercises, Open Scene Exercises, Closed Scene Exercises, Supporting Parts.