U p in his office on the sixth floor of the Palace theatre, in the heart of London's theatreland, Stephen Crockett is letting me in on a secretive world. The walls are lined with posters for hit shows he has worked on: from Chicago to almost every Andrew Lloyd Webber musical; from Mamma Mia! His desk is buried beneath piles of newspapers, CVs and headshots. But — showing me a photograph of performer Dianne Pilkington, just cast in Mamma Mia!
'Next!': the secretive world of casting directors
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For print and digital resources for background reading and viewing, see:. A director is responsible for the staging of the play. He or she interprets the play text and identifies his or her directorial intentions regarding how the play will be presented and the impact he or she wishes to have on a particular audience. The director works with actors and a production team to stage the play, transforming ideas into action. The director begins to think about how particular moments may be staged using elements of performance and production. The Director-led Approach of Theatre Practice.
Sophie Irene Hunter born 16 March  is an English avant-garde theatre and opera director , playwright, and former performer. She made her directorial debut in co-directing the experimental play The Terrific Electric at the Barbican Pit after her theatre company Boileroom was granted the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. The couple later divorced. Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone. She is the co-founder and artistic director of theatre company Boileroom, which won the Samuel Theatre Trust Award for the avant-garde play The Terrific Electric.
Constantin Stanislavski started working in theater as a teen, going on to become an acclaimed thespian and director of stage productions. He co-founded the Moscow Art Theatre in and developed a performance process known as method acting, allowing actors to use their personal histories to express authentic emotion and create rich characters. Continually honing his theories throughout his career, he died in Moscow in