Ron Daniels

  • Director

    15 October 1942


    Niteroi, Rio de Janiero, Brazil


    81 Years Old



    Other Information

    Occupation Director
    Full Name Ronaldo George Daniel
    Nationality Brazilian
    Known For Theatre, film and opera director
    Education Fundação Brasileira de Teatro, Rio de Janeiro


    Ron Daniels (born 15 October 1942) is a theatre and opera director who has directed notable productions all over the globe. Daniels is an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and former Artistic Director of The Other Place, Royal Shakespeare Company. Daniels is also the former Associate Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theatre (ART), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991—1996, and former Head of Acting and Directing Programs of the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, 1991—1996. He is also a founding member of the Teatro Oficina, São Paulo, in his native Brazil.

    Early years and acting

    Son of Percy and Nellie Daniel, Daniels, (also known as Ronaldo Daniel) was born in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 15, 1942. He studied at Fundação Brasileira de Teatro, Rio de Janeiro.

    Ron Daniels began his career as an actor. In 1959 Daniels performed in Sangue no Domingo by Walter Hugo Durst, Boca de Ouro by Nelson Rodrigues, directed by Ziembinski.

    Acting Coach

    Ron Daniels runs a weekly ‘salon’ for actors from across the United States, who continue to work with him to refresh their notions of Shakespeare, examine new ideas, and prepare for auditions and roles. The members of these salons range from Tony winners to early career actors trying to work on their craft.

    Since his return to the UK, Daniels has established himself as an acting coach with his teaching based on the work of Shakespeare. Daniels wants to offer his expertise to UK actors looking to train further in Shakespeare through workshops, courses, and one-off top-up sessions.


    Encontros com Shakespeare, along with his translations of Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and Measure for Measure (published by SESC, São Paulo) into Portuguese.


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