NOTES FROM THE REHEARSAL ROOM
NANCY MECKLER’S NEW BOOK ON DIRECTING
TO BE PUBLISHED BY BLOOMSBURY METHUEN
IN FEBRUARY 2023
Theatre director Nancy Meckler’s book Notes from the Rehearsal Room is intended for anyone interested, professionally or as a theatregoer, in what is involved in turning words on a page into a theatrical event. It will be published by Bloomsbury Methuen in their Theatre Makers series on 9 February 2023.
“Ever wondered what happens on the other side of that door with the sign warning, ‘Rehearsals in process. Do Not Enter.’ Well, master director Nancy Meckler graciously opens this door and invites you into her remarkable process. She brings this often mysterious endeavor refreshingly back down to earth while still inspiring all of us to shoot for the moon. A must-read for anyone who loves theatre and how we go about making it.”
Brian H. Kulick, Chair of the Theatre Program, Columbia University School of the Arts, USA
Nancy is former Artistic Director of Shared Experience and was the first woman to direct at the National Theatre, with Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1981. She includes in her book recollections of working with many of the great 20th century playwrights, including Edward Albee, Pam Gems, Harold Pinter, Dennis Potter and Sam Shepard. She explains how hard it was, when she first started working, to be taken seriously as a director, simply because she was a woman. Her book is intended to be a useful handbook for young directors – as Nancy says, no one teaches directing! – but also gives the audience an insight into the rehearsal process.
Her experience is varied from her early days working on the fringe with her alternative theatre company Freehold, to working at large institutions including the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, to the 22 years she was Artistic Director of Shared Experience Theatre.
An American by birth she now lives in London but has also worked in the States both on Broadway, off Broadway and regionally.We have THREE copies to give away!
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