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Theatre Craft
     

Theatre Craft

by John Caird
 

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.

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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.

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“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

Judi Dench
This book is written with such humour and common sense that I may have to carry it around with me all the time.
Simon Russell Beale
John Caird's book is ample evidence of his skill, sensitivity, and good humour. Every young director should have a copy to hand.
Fiona Shaw
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571237371
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
810
Sales rank:
1,280,084
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.60(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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