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Buzz Buzz! Playwrights, Actors and Directors at the National Theatre

Jonathan Croall



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Methuen Drama
15 October 2008
Theatre Studies; Literary studies: plays & playwrights
Containing over a hundred interviews conducted over the last fifteen years with leading directors, actors and writers at the National Theatre, Buzz Buzz! is a fantastic compendium that offers unrivalled insight into the work and practice of the best theatre talent. In these illuminating interviews playwrights such as Michael Frayn, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, David Hare, Pam Gems and Tony Kushner and many others talk about the roots of their work, their methods of research, and how they collaborate with their directors, while actors from Fiona Shaw to Kenneth Branagh, and directors from Peter Hall to Marianne Elliott, contribute fascinating insights into their ideas and ways of working. The book covers plays by the Greeks and Shakespeare, English and European classics, and the best of modern English, Irish and American drama. Theatre writer and commentator Jonathan Croall draws on the vast wealth of interviews he's conducted at the National Theatre in this fascinating and wide-ranging book.
By:   Jonathan Croall
Imprint:   Methuen Drama
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   256g
ISBN:   9781408105207
ISBN 10:   1408105209
Series:   Plays and Playwrights
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   15 October 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jonathan Croall is the author of Gielgud: A Theatrical Life; The Coming of Godot: A Short History of a Masterpiece (nominated for the 2006 Theatre Book Prize); and three books in the series 'The National Theatre at Work': Hamlet Observed, Peter Hall's 'Bacchai' and Inside the Molly House. He edits and writes for the programmes at the Old Vic theatre, and was editor of the National Theatre's StageWrite magazine 1992-2007.

Reviews for Buzz Buzz! Playwrights, Actors and Directors at the National Theatre

' This is a treasure trove of insight and illumination for aspiring actors, directors and playwrights ' The Stage {Main} October 2008

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