The classic guidebook to the director's craft.After 50 years in the theatre, English director Frank Hauser joins New York writer and director Russell Reich to bring you an inspirational and practical guide that critics are calling provocative, lucid, and indispensable.More than a how-to book, this is a tool for directors looking to translate the page to the stage - or to the screen - and is of immense value to actors, writers, students, and teachers. Essential for any student of theatre or film, here is what all directors need to know, and what every actor, scriptwriter, and audience member wants them to know. Includes four appendices, an original acting exercise, a recommended reading list, and an index.
Frank Hauser CBE served as Director of Productions at the Oxford Playhouse for seventeen years, during which time many of his productions were subsequently seen in London and New York. Russell Reich is a director and writer living in New York City. He served as Visiting Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University and a member of the Circle Rep Director's Lab.