Adrian Noble was an associate artistic director Royal Shakespeare Company from 1982 to 1990, and its artistic director from 1991 to 2003. He's worked as well with The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, The Bristol Old Vic, and with The Gate, Dublin, and Royal Court Theatres. A director of 'straight' theatre, musicals, opera, and television, he's received the Plays and Players London Drama Critics Award and two Drama Awards.

An excerpt from Steve Capra's interview with Mr. Noble
in Theater Voices

SC: How can theatre keep its traditional role, in light of the fact that there are television and film in the world?

AN: Well, theatre will be there as long as man is there, I believe - because it supplies a need. I don't feel we're being swamped. I think television provides practical problems - like how does theatre compete for the talent.