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So You Want to Be a Theatre Director?  

So You Want to Be a Theatre Director? $27.26 ex GST
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Stephen Unwin, Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre, is an extremely experienced, award-winning director – especially of the classics - and has worked with hundreds of different actors in a multiplicity of venues. As he says: ‘Directing plays is difficult’ and the aim of this book is to lay out what skills are needed, and to give some sense of how they might be developed. The emphasis is on the professional theatre, but the book is useful for directors in other contexts - amateur dramatics, university drama, school plays and so on. ‘Directing is directing, wherever you do it.’

' So You Want to be a Theatre Director does exactly what it says on the cover. It is aimed primarily at the young would-be professional theatre director, though much of it will also be of interest to those working in the amateur sphere. The writing is clear and direct; the chapters are divided into conveniently headed sections... His [Unwin's] book is filled with wise insights. Any budding director who reads it will learn much about the pitfalls and challenges he or she is likely to face but will also, I'm sure, catch some of Unwin's enthusiasm for what he describes as being, at times, 'the best job you can imagine.' Around the Globe

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-779-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


Stephen Unwin is a theatre director and producer. Founder of the English Touring Theatre, which has taken more than 40 productions to theatres across the UK, Stephen is also the Artistic Director of the Rose Theatre, Kingston. 

By Stephen Unwin, available through Currency Press -see all