In 1994 the Arts Council of Great Britain brought together a number of theatre directors as part of the City of Drama celebrations. This is a collection of interviews and discussions with directors who have helped shape the development of theatre in the last 20 years. They include Peter Brook, Peter Stein, Augusto Boal, Jorge Lavelli, Lluis Pasqual, Lev Dodin, Maria Irene Fornes, Jonathan Miller, Jatinder Verma, Peter Sellars, Declan Donnellan, Ariane Mnouchkine, Ion Caramitru, Yukio Ninagawa and Robert Wilson. In addition to the art and craft of directing, there are discussions on multiculturalism; the "classical" repertoire; theatre companies and institutions; working in a foreign language; opera; Shakespeare; new technologies; the art of acting; design; international festivals; politics and aesthetics; the audience; and theatre and society. Finally, there is an epilogue by Peter Brook, Jonathan Miller and Oliver Sacks. -- .
Maria M. Delgado is Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University Paul Heritage is Lecturer in Drama at the University of Manchester. -- .
The list of contributors is a roll-call of the directors who have helped shape the development of theatre in the last twenty years, including: Augusto Boal Peter Brook Ion Caramitru Declan Donnellan Lev Dodin Maria Irene Fornes Jorge Lavelli Robert Lepage Jonathan Miller Ariane Mnouchkine Yukio Ninegawa Lluis Pasqual Peter Sellars Peter Stein Georgio Strehler Jatinder Verma Deborah Warner Robert Wilson -- .