Buzz Buzz! Playwrights, Actors and Directors at the National Theatre

Jonathan Croall

DOI: 10.5040/9781408167533

ISBN: 9781408105207

Containing over a hundred interviews conducted over the last fifteen

years with leading directors, actors and writers at the National

Theatre, Buzz Buzz! is a fantastic compendium that offers unrivalled insight into the work and practice of the best theatre talent.

In these illuminating interviews playwrights such as Michael Frayn,

Kwame Kwei-Armah, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, David Hare, Pam Gems and Tony

Kushner and many others talk about the roots of their work, their

methods of research, and how they collaborate with their directors,

while actors from Fiona Shaw to Kenneth Branagh, and directors from

Peter Hall to Marianne Elliott, contribute fascinating insights into

their ideas and ways of working. The book covers plays by the Greeks

and Shakespeare, English and European classics, and the best of modern

English, Irish and American drama.

Theatre writer and commentator Jonathan Croall draws on the vast

wealth of interviews he's conducted at the National Theatre in this

fascinating and wide-ranging book.

' This is a treasure trove of insight and illumination for aspiring actors, directors and playwrights ' The Stage {Main} October 2008