-- I began my webbing from making this directory. About what I was teaching. And about what was not for classroom. Like writing, or just thinking.

Of course, I knew little about web-design; better say -- I knew nothing.

The web is extremely useful for taking/making notes. And so it goes -- note on acting, directing, drama, film...

Year after year.

It's difficult to edit webpages: we do not edit yesterday's newspaper... but what about the updates?

You see, first problem.

Well, nobody "reads" webpages, we scan them, "pages"... another problem.

No time to think about it; I am busy taking "subject" notes -- for future use?

How will I use the notes?

Problem, again...

But I have to move on.

... 5.5.09


Theatre w/Anatoly * old * XX century *
2005: The purpose of my online production books was to assist myself, cast and crew during pre-production and rehearsal periods. After the show is over I use webpages for my classes: directing, acting, drama. 2005 updates: Small Chekhov Fall * "Four Farces & One Funeral" -- Chekhov.05
Chekhov's one-acts are updated -- The Bear, The Proposal (1st act -- Oh, Love!), Wedding, Tobacco (Act II -- Ah, Marriage!), but I'm still working on the "funeral" (Last Day of Anton Chekhov). mini-chekhov
I am teaching DramLit -- (subscribe) and see THR215 for subjects, topics, titles.
Spring 2006 -- Waiting for Godot, Beckett -- new pages ( see shows ) As you can guess I am in the middle of redesigning my websites, including this one -- Theatre with Anatoly. Including the title, the name. How about "Virtual Theatre"? [2002]

I have a new site with that name eTheatre and this is not "instructional" webpages. More of the research side. Or theory?

The old directory Spectator is merging with vTheatre -- the same structure (Public, Actor, Director, Writer).

So, I have to redo the default page (front or index) again! I call it Third Age! The 3rd millennium, of course. And my third life (see PostAmerica and other nonfiction).


Shop at!

How to navigate the site:

First -- top left, the floating frame, the index directories pages.

Oh, no! There are many "service" pages: FAQ, help, guide, welcome and ect.

There is Directories page: click and see it in the "floating frame"!

Second -- the popup mini-windows with the basic links!

Third way -- go to Classes directory and follow the syllabus!

Finally -- the table at the bottom, or just click the link thr w/anatoly -- and you are back to the first page.


Do not send me emails "I have a test tomorrow, please, help..."

"I can't find anything about Biomechanics..."

"What college can you recommend..."

There are several Forums you can subscribe or unsubscribe yourself; I try to make my pages "self-serve" kind.

This site is 3 year-old (summer 2001); there are dead-links here and there (please, report).

If you want to work with me on the site, write.

Most pages are still nothing more than my notes for myself.

If you want to place your link -- help yourself: HTMLgear you see on my pages for that purpose -- submit your links, if I like it, I approve it -- and you are linked.

My students print the pages they need (I do it too), it helps.

I teach "full-time" and I update my webpages all the time.

SHOWS: 12th Night
Cosider this directory as INTRO to THEATRE


This is the directory to start with, if you are new to my theatre webpages.


See FAQ pages (in every directory)


Shrew04 * Acting I : BioMethod

* Acting II : Biomechanics

* Acting III : Method

** Stage Directions : Stagematrix

** Film Directing : Filmmaking for Actors

** Playscript Analysis : Grammar of Drama


Beckett in Directing Class script breakdown

Godot biblio notes

Waiting for Godot : Americana (Mamet)

vTheatre Title

2005: you have to come back to know...

Shakespeare - CLASSES directory

Well, well...

This is the third time I do the front page (old one, read the sidenotes, I use the right table for end and footnote). In fact, I should have several of them, because the "default" page can't serve all the directories I have. The monster lives! It's alive! I asked for it, I have nobody to blame. My fault, man. No problems. Nothing personal...

The main ones:







and as they say "many more"!

Let me make a little tree picture (the formal directories are above):

Virtual Theatre
\ __ \ __ I __ / __ /
* Writer * Director * Actor * Film * Web *
* Script * StageMatrix * Method & Biomechanics * Film Theory * Webmasters *
\ __ \ __I __ / __ /

Do you see it, the logic? (Sorry, the picture didn't come right).


Virtual Theatre goes with a lot of my own abbreviations: VT, vTHR, vTheatre, even etheatre! You can enter this forest from many places, depending on your interest. Or go through the Intro to Aesthetics

PS. or NB. There is an invisible underground revolution takes place on my websites: the growing number of the service pages (appendix, list, references, you name it!)

You see? It's start and ends with the SPECTATOR!

"For the Web, by the Web, of the Web!" The new motto. Because that is where the PUBLIC is, my friends. Yes, this site overgrew "for myself notes" and "for my students" stages. We are in minority. That is what three years of webbing do to you!

Acting (and even directing) is easy... if you love theatre and not "yourself in theatre" (Stanislavsky). The way you learned walking or talking. You wanted to enter this new wonderful world -- without any thoughts about "yourself and the world"!

Do it again, enter the sacred world, where you always will be young! Step up on stage!

Poor Dr. Faust, the secret is so simple...
@2001-2004 thr w/anatoly * Next: Intro * Respect for Acting In her introduction to Respect for Acting, actress and teacher Uta Hagen talks about a time when she herself had no respect for the art of acting. "I used to accept opinions such as: 'You're just born to be an actor'; 'Actors don't really know what they're doing on stage'; 'Acting is just instinct--it can't be taught.'" But this attitude of "you got it or you don't" is fundamentally one that denigrates the craft, as she points out. Great actors do not perform effortlessly, or merely through learning the appropriate tricks and cheats to manipulate an audience. Great acting is about the difficult fusion of intellect and action--about sincerely and truthfully connecting to the moment, your fellow actors, and the audience--and Hagen's thoughtful and profound book contains a series of observations and exercises to help an actor do just that. Her prose style is admirably clear and filled with examples from her own lengthy career both as a performer and in the classroom. While her exercises in sense memory and basic objects skirt close to the sort of self-absorption that followers of "the Method" are routinely accused of, they are presented clearly and with a focus on practical results. And in such places as her chapter "Practical Problems," which includes discussions of stage nerves and how to stay fresh in a long run, her straightforward advice is invaluable.

... Seven years ago, when I began my web-journey, the cyber world was shockingly inspirational, magic, promising... I do not know, if I could experience the same sensation again. Anatoly

This is the oldest directory and should have a summary of my webbing ("Diary of a Webman")