Back up to: The Essay
5/5 Film director Mike Figgis reflects on the hard lessons he learned in Hollywood.
4/5 Josie Rourke looks at what happens when things go wrong in the production of a play.
3/5 Bartlett Sher examines the importance of rhythm when creating theatre.
2/5 Kneehigh Theatre's Emma Rice explores the director's role as a storyteller.
1/5 Roger Michell on emotions that go with starting a film, as he makes Hyde Park on Hudson.