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, a man with a wealth of international experience and success, shares his profound knowledge to provide an invaluable companion to anyone creating any size of play, musical, or opera - from the backroom of a bar to a full-scale production on Broadway. This is required reading for the modern theatre practitioner. Internationally renowned theatre director John Caird has directed and adapted countless productions of plays, operas, and musicals for the Royal Shakespeare Company, London's National Theatre, in the West End, and on Broadway - from Les Miserables and Nicholas Nickleby to Hamlet and Peter Pan.
John Caird has directed at the National. He is an Honorary Associate Director of the RSC, where he has directed over twenty plays. His productions of Les Miserables and Nicholas Nickleby, both with Trevor Nunn, have won numerous awards around the world. Recent published work includes a new version of John Gay's Beggar's Opera with the composer Ilona Sekacz, Children of Eden with composer Stephen Schwartz, and a musical adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre with the composer Paul Gordon.