Theatre Craft: A Director's Practical Companion from A to Z, by John Caird, is a definitive guide to contemporary theatre practice from the world-renowned director.
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.
"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