Top Titles For Directors

Below is a selection of our top titles for directors. For a complete list of our books for directors, see Directing.

Showing 1-12 of 15 items.

So You Want To Be A Theatre Director?

A hands-on, step-by-step guide to directing plays – by one of Britain's leading theatre directors.

100 Great Plays for Women

By Lucy Kerbel Foreword by Kate Mosse

An inspiring guide to a hundred plays that put female performers centre stage, dispelling the myth that 'There just aren't any good plays for women'. With a foreword by Kate Mosse.

Actioning - and How to Do It

A step-by-step guide to 'actioning', one of the most widely used rehearsal techniques for actors. An indispensable companion to a vital component in every actor's toolkit.

The Actor and the Target

A revised and updated edition of Declan Donnellan's bestselling book, a fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director.

Different Every Night

Freeing the Actor

A top-ranking director sets out his rehearsal techniques in this invaluable handbook for actors and directors.

Drama Games for Rehearsals

A dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book in the bestselling Drama Games series offering dozens of ideas and exercises to energise and inspire a bold, creative rehearsal process for any play, of any period or genre.

Getting Directions

A Fly-on-the-Wall Guide for Emerging Theatre Directors

By Russ Hope Foreword by Dominic Cooke

A practical handbook that lifts the lid on what it means to be a theatre director. Russ Hope gives us unprecedented, fly-on-the-wall access to eight different rehearsal rooms - the result is both a portrait and a masterclass from a generation of theatre practitioners. Essential reading for anyone who wants to follow in their footsteps.

Inventing the Truth: Devising and Directing for the Theatre

An invaluable guide to the difficult arts of devising plays and directing texts, by one of the UK’s leading theatre directors.

Letters to George

A unique insight into the working methods of one of today’s most influential directors.

Meisner in Practice

A Guide for Actors, Directors and Teachers

A step-by-step introduction to the key features of the Meisner Technique, including a full set of practical exercises.

Performing Shakespeare

Preparation, Rehearsal, Performance

An authoritative, hands-on guide through the practical challenges involved in performing Shakespeare.

The Quality of Mercy

Reflections on Shakespeare

One of the world's most revered theatre directors reflects on a fascinating variety of Shakespearean topics.