In 1971, the author joined the National Theatre as Associate Director under Laurence Olivier. In this book, he recalls the theatrical triumphs and flops, the extravagant dinners in Hall's Barbican flat with Harold Pinter, Jonathan Miller and other associates, the opening of the new building, and his brave and misrepresented decision to speak out.
The use of film and video is widespread in contemporary theatre. Staging the Screen explores a variety of productions, ranging from Piscator to Forced Entertainment, charting the impact of developing technologies on practices in dramaturgy and performance. Giesekam addresses critical issues raised by multi-media work and inter-media work
Brief and to-the-point, this guide offers the wisdom gained from Michael Caine's 25 years in film to film actors and fans. It includes chapters on preparation, close-ups, the art of spontaneity, voice, characterization, behaviour on and off the set, working with directors and being a star.