Stephen Crosby is interviewed by Steve Lay in Fairbanks, Alaska on January 18 and February 17, 1984
ORAL HISTORY 01-84-02-04
KUAC (Radio station : Fairbanks, Alaska)University of Alaska FairbanksLay, Steve (Interviewer)Crosby, Stephen (Interviewee)
KUAC studios; University of Alaska Fairbanks
ORAL HISTORY 01-84-02-04 PT. 1. Stephen Crosby talks about choosing acting as a career, his education, Frank Brink, his acting background, accepting the directing and teaching position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, his drama project, The Dining room, and characteristics he likes in actors. ORAL HISTORY 01-84-02-04 PT. 2. Stephen Crosby talks about credibility of actors, the audition process, choosing people he can communicate with, the directing process, creating and constructing, the time needed for rehearsal of a production, blocking, comparing directing to a bicycle wheel, lighting, sound effects and costumes, as a director being as involved in the dramatic moment and the characters. Then he has to pull himself back and observe as an outsider. It can be a difficult process. He discusses the play they are working on - The Dining room. It is an anthropological study of the vanishing breed of the eastern WASP. It depicts an entire lifestyle. It has eighteen scenes with sixty different characters.
2 sound cassettes (about 30 min.) : analog.
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