Casting the Play
3) Rehearsal involves more than repeatedly running through
a play from beginning to end. Effective directors must choose how and when to begin rehearsals. For example
, many directors choose to begin rehearsing the climax
of a play first, in order to give actors a sense of what they should be working toward in their performances. The director also considers staging during every rehearsal
, and how the audience
every action and inflection
performed by the actors.
7) If a play is successful
and has a long run, the director may turn directing duties to an assistant
director from time to time, which provides the novice
his or her own skills with a well-managed play. However, it is imperative
that the director attends most performances personally, as, over time, new adjustments may need
in order for the play to remain
as it was on opening night.