Douglas Seale, who hails from London, began his progessional career with the Old Vic and the Birmingham Repertory Company, and later with The Royal Shakespeare Company. A production of Shakespeare's Henvry VI trilogy brought him acclaim as a director and resulted in a series of appointments as guest director at Stratforn-on-Avon, Stratford, Ontario, and at the Old Vic, where he subsequently made Associate Director. Until his arrival in New York in 1960 he divided his time between acting and direction, working on productions for the Sadler's Wells Opera, and for the festivals in Amsterdam, Dublin, Berlin, and Vancouver. As an actor he played in this country with many important regional companies, appearing as Caesar in Caesar and Cleopatra, Harpagon in The Miser, the Gernal in Ardele, Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer and Thersites in Trolius and Cressida. He is co-author of Lady Audley's Secret, and since 1969 has been Co-Producing Director of Chicago's Goodman Theater.