chapter  10
Control: directors and companies
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No two theatres are alike and they would not stage Shakespeare’s plays in the same way, even if they used the same director, designers, and actors. Each production is the result of many people working in close contact with one another in a particular context and bringing to a very demanding task whatever their lives have made of them at that time. In the process, to adapt the words of Shakespeare’s Henry the Fifth, they will inevitably ‘show the mettle of their pasture’.1