Directing a Play

A guide to directing, covering all the stages of theatrical production.

Michael McCaffery


Price: CAD$19.95

Throughout any theatrical production, the director is pivotal to the success of the operation. He or she is entrusted with the responsibility of making decisions that affect the artistic and often financial welfare of the entire production. Covering all the stages of theatrical production, from initial preparation to final performance, this meticulous volume explains, in depth and yet with clarity, how to identify elements of a play that will make for a success, and how to choose and guide collaborators towards putting this into practice.


Format: Paperback
Size: 210 x 145 mm (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in)
Pages: 128 pp
Illustrations: 160 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714825137

David Mayer, the Series Editor, is Head of the Department of Drama at Manchester University.

Michael McCafferey is a freelance professional director with productions in Great Britain, Ireland and throughout Europe.

"Not only are the manuals attractive, they are practical, concise and free from theories."—Times Educational Supplement

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