Michael Joyce and two student directors demonstrate the basic steps in blocking a scene. They begin with script analysis, dividing the scene into working units, while providing practical tips for laying out and developing a floor plan. Each student director tackles the same scene but with a different approach while Joyce analyzes the blocking process and discusses alternatives. The work demonstrated in this video is based on a scene from Shaw's Candida.
"Five Stars! Blocking a Scene is highly recommended for all academic dramatic arts collections and theatrical or performing arts organization libraries." - Video Rating Guide for Libraries. "An excellent production, blending lecture and lab components with energy and style." - Stage Directions.