Casting is an important aspect of the director’s job, since it has such an effect on the way the play is perceived by an audience. Directors frequently cast according to type in order to make the audience’s perception easier. Is this good for the play? The actors? The theatre as a whole?
• It is important for the director to be true to the spirit of the play as well as the author’s intent. In the case of an author who is dead, how might the director go about doing this?