Every piece of theatrical advice and instruction that I have ever come across always begins with
the same three words – read the play.
It seems so obvious – how can you possibly act, direct, produce or stage manage a play that you
haven’t read? Yet there are a great many people who call themselves theatre professionals who
don’t bother to read a play before they begin rehearsals or start working on some technical
element. These are often the people who... (click here to read the entire article)