Henrik Ibsen's verse drama Peer Gynt famously challenges the limits of the stage. So what does Sir David Hare do to adapt the play for the 21st century? Turn the dial up. On everything.
Daniel Rosenthal's illuminating collection in Dramatic Exchanges brings together some of the letters, postcards, telegrams, and emails exchanged by actors, playwrights, directors and other creatives involved in the National Theatre's story.
Hytner's account of his time as Artistic Director of the National Theatre, Balancing Acts, offers scattered insights but lacks purpose and precision.