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  1. A Working Diary
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    In an exceptionally honest account, Simon Stephens opens up to us, through daily diary entries, his working practices, his inner-most thoughts, his philosophy on theatre, the arts and politics, and his feelings and reactions to specific projects he has worked on. Through this, we are given unprecedented access to the mind of one of the most important playwrights of the twenty-first century. Learn More
  2. All Change Please: A Practical Guide to Achieving Gender Equality in Theatre
    Price: £9.99

    'Lucy Kerbel's work has become increasingly pivotal in helping the entire industry raise its game... this illuminating book answers the cynic, informs the impartial, converts the supporter into an activist and equips them all; not in a rallying cry of anger-fuelled idealism, but in a calm, pragmatic and clear-eyed way.' Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, from his Foreword. Learn More
  3. Balancing Acts: Behind the Scenes at the National Theatre
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    This is the inside story of twelve years at the helm of Britain’s greatest theatre. Learn More
  4. Being a Director: A Life in Theatre
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    "Di Trevis is a world-renowned director, whose work with Britain's National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, and directing productions worldwide, has deeply informed her knowledge of the director's craft. In Being a Director, she draws on a wealth of first-hand experience to present an immersive, engaging and vital insight into the role of a director. The book elegantly blends the personal and the pedagogical, illustrating how the parameters of Time, Space and Motion are essential when creating a successful production. Throughout, the author explores and recycles her own formative life experiences in order to demonstrate that who you are is as integral to being a director as what you do. Learn More
  5. Being A Playwright: A Career Guide To Writers
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    The essential guide to a career in playwriting, from the team behind the multi-award-winning Papatango, one of the UK’s leading new-writing companies. Learn More
  6. Brecht: A Practical Handbook
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    A bold and exciting new approach to Bertolt Brecht, making his theories and ideas about theatre accessible to a new generation of actors, directors, students and theatre-makers, and showing how they can be put into practice. Learn More
  7. Catching the Light: Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale
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    Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale have forged one of the most successful working partnerships in contemporary theatre history. Across twenty years and eight productions their collaboration has evolved, matured and keeps thriving through their work on stage; six Shakespeare and two Chekhov plays form their common body of work so far. Learn More
  8. Creating Worlds: How to Make Immersive Theatre
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    A practical guide to creating successful immersive theatre productions, by an experienced theatre-maker and practitioner. Learn More
  9. Directing: A Miscellany
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    Not so much a how-to-direct book but reflections on a long career directing plays. Presented in the form of aphorisms, apercu, questions, maxims, dialogues and miniature essays aimed at the vocational rather than the career director. Usher emphasizes the reality of life as a theatre director. Directing vocationally is a state of mind, an attitude to life, a philosophical adventure. Learn More
  10. Dramatic Adventures in Rhetoric: A Guide for Actors, Directors and Playwrights
    Price: £18.99

    Adventures in…contains in depth historical analysis of rhethoric and a vital reference library to its terms; and yet succeeds in being enjoyable and surprisingly funny read. Important knowledge, clearly and simple communicated, a must have for writers Learn More

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