Theatre Craft: A Director's Practical Companion from A-Z (Paperback)

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Theatre Craft: A Director's Practical Companion from A-Z (Paperback)


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Theatre Craft is an all-encompassing practical guide for anyone working in the theatre, from the enthusiastic amateur to the committed professional. With entries arranged alphabetically, Theatre Craft offers advice on all areas of directing, from Acting, Adaptation, and Accent to Sound Effects, Superstition, Trap Doors, and Wardrobe.

Enlightening and entertaining by turns, the celebrated director John Caird, honorary associate director for the Royal Shakespeare Company, shares his profound knowledge and wealth of international experience to provide an invaluable companion for anyone creating any size of play, musical, or opera—from the back room of a bar to a full-scale production on Broadway. This is required reading for the modern theatre practitioner.

John Caird has directed and adapted countless productions of plays, operas, and musicals for London’s National Theatre, in the West End, on Broadway, and for the Royal Shakespeare Company—from Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickleby to Hamlet and Peter Pan.
Product Details ISBN: 9780571237371
ISBN-10: 0571237371
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: March 30th, 2010
Pages: 816
Language: English

“This book is written with such humour and common sense that I may have to carry it around with me all the time.” —Judi Dench

“John Caird's book is ample evidence of his skill, sensitivity, and good humour. Every young director should have a copy to hand.” —Simon Russell Beale

“John Caird is the most generous of mentors--delightful and delighted by the people around him. A director gifted with musicality, rigour, wit, and good grace.” —Fiona Shaw