This antique text contains a fascinating and detailed treatise on the production a of play, written by Joseph Capek and originally published in 1928. A comprehensive exposition of Capek's ideas on the subject, this text will be of great value to anyone with an interest in theatre production and constitutes a great addition to collections of theatrical literature. Karel Capek (1890 - 1938) was an early twentieth century Czech writer, remembered for his science fiction writing - notably, 'War with the Newts' and his play 'R.U.R.'; the latter of which is renowned for containing the first documented use of the word 'robot'. This antique text has been chosen for modern republication due to its immense literary and educational value, and we are proud to republish it, now complete with an introductory biography of the author.