Directing Plays, Directing People - A Collaborative Art

Directing Plays, Directing People - A Collaborative Art $17.99

Mary B Robinson

Published by Smith & Kraus

Directing Plays, Directing People is a vivid, engaging, personal journey through the process of making theater, written from a director's perspective

Mary B. Robinson, an award-winning director whose career in both professional and university theater spans three decades, shares her own experience and adds perspective from a number of actors, playwrights, designers, and stage managers with whom she has collaborated over the years

This is a book for all theater lovers - for the curious theatergoer and seasoned professional as well as the aspiring theater artist

Mary B. Robinson has directed more than sixty theater productions in New York City and around the country and has taught directing at Manhattan Theatre Club


" ... more than a pithy nuts-and-bolts manual on directing, it is also a frank and entertaining memoir of a life in the theater" ~ Donald Margulies, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

"This is an incredibly smart, clear, accessible and comprehensive look into a director's process that feels more like an empowering conversation than a how-to book on directing. I felt welcomed into a very frank and down-to-earth discussion with Mary and her various collaborators. She is able to both demystify the art of directing while inspiring theater artists of all levels of experience. Anyone interested in making theater should read this ... " ~ Anne Kauffman, OBIE Award-winning director

Browse Library

About Stageplays

Stageplays offers you the largest collection of Plays & Musicals in the world.

Based in the UK and the USA, we’ve been serving the online theatre community since the last century. We’re primarily a family-run business and several of us also work in professional theatre.

But we’re all passionate about theatre and we all work hard to share that passion with you and the world’s online community.

Subscribe to our theatre newsletter

We'll email you regular details of new plays and half-price special offers on a broad range of theatre titles.


We can deliver any play in print to any country in the world - and we ship from both the US and the UK.

© 2010 - 2024 Stageplays, Inc.