John  Caird

Director (United Kingdom)

HGO Appearances: Don Carlos (2012), Tosca (2010), André Previn’s Brief Encounter (2009)

About the Artist: John Caird has directed more than twenty productions of classic and new plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Twin Rivals, Our Friends in the North, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, The Beggar’s Opera, and Antony and Cleopatra. He directed Don Carlos, Aida, and Don Giovanni for Welsh National Opera, his own new version of Bernstein’s Candide for the National Theatre in London, Candide and Private Lives in Tokyo, and the current U.S. tour of Daddy Long Legs, for which he wrote the book. He directed the original London and Broadway productions of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Olivier, Tony, and Evening Standard awards) and Les Misérables (Tony and Outer Critics Circle awards). Other work includes Song and Dance (Palace Theatre); The Seagull (National Theatre); Stanley (National Theatre and Broadway); Jane Eyre (Broadway); Hamlet (National Theatre); Humble Boy (National Theatre, West End, New York); Macbeth (Almeida Theatre); The Beggar’s Opera (Nissay Theatre, Tokyo); Kinshu (Galaxy Theatre, Tokyo); and The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dance of Death, The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet (Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm). His book about directing, Theatre Craft, is published by Faber & Faber in London and New York.

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