Skip to Content

Articles, News & Updates

Routledge Practitioner of the Month: Adrian Noble

View all Theatre and Performance Practitioner of the Month articles.

Adrian Noble is an internationally renowned Director and author of Routledge's How to Do Shakespeare. He has worked on Shakespeare with everyone from Oscar-nominated actors to groups of schoolchildren and regularly works in theater and opera in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.

Adrian Noble was the Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the Royal Shakespeare Company between 1990 and 2003, having previously served as Associate Director for nine years. He has held key positions at the Bristol Old Vic and Manchester Royal Exchange and in 2010 served as Artistic Director for the Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival in San Diego. Throughout his career he has received over 20 Olivier Award Nominations.

How to Do Shakespeare addresses the perennial issues of performing Shakespeare and draws on Adrian Noble's several decades of top-level experience to shed new light on how to bring some of theater’s seminal texts to life. Watch Adrian Noble discuss the book on the Routledge Theatre and Performance YouTube channel.


Each month we will be celebrating one of the many practitioners that we have had the pleasure publishing books about. Check back at the beginning of each month to find out a bit more about them.

Related Products

  1. How to do Shakespeare

    By Adrian Noble

    'Adrian Noble vigorously highlights the extraordinary rhythmic, linguistic patterns Shakespeare gives the speaker. Any actor will find this book invaluable. For any student of Shakespeare it should be essential.' (From the Foreword by Ralph Fiennes) 'How can I bring the text alive, make it vivid,...

    Published November 27th 2009 by Routledge