Author, editor, journalist and lecturer

Dr Daniel Rosenthal was born in London in 1971. 

His definitive history of the National Theatre (NT), The National Theatre Story, won the 2014 Theatre Book Prize. For BBC Radio 4 Extra he presented The National Theatre at 50 (2013).

He has lectured on Shakespeare and film since 2001, and currently teaches undergraduate summer school courses ("Screen Adaptation: Theory and Practice" and "Film & Theatre Journalism") for the Pembroke–King’s Programme, Cambridge.

He was editor of International Film Guide, the annual world cinema almanac, 2002–06, and, as a freelance interviewer and feature writer on film and theatre, has contributed to The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Independent on Sunday, Guardian, Observer, Evening Standard and TES.

He has curated two digital exhibitions for the NT/Google Cultural Institute, and chaired more than 100 film, TV and theatre Q&As and panel discussions for BAFTA, NT, Royal Shakespeare Company and national and international film festivals, interviewing the likes of Andrew Davies, Nicholas Hytner, Mike Leigh, Helen Mirren, Tom Stoppard and Christopher Walken.

The story of the National Theatre is as packed with drama as anything it has staged... Covering 50 years during which the National has staged 800 or so shows, it can t help but prompt vivid memories in theatre-going reader.

Sunday Times
on The National Theatre Story