Alan Rickman is a writing coach in a new play, The Seminar. He is also the senior actor, with four young actors playing his students. Says the The Seminar‘s author (via the New York Times):
“Somebody said to me once, ‘Talent is a double-edged sword,’ and you really see that with Alan. He holds himself to extremely high standards. Because of that he holds us to those standards as well. It’s a serious business being in a working relationship with him.”
Through flashes of insight into Leonard’s own history and his unorthodox teaching methods, Mr. Rickman invites a deeper understanding of the man and of the complicated process of guiding young writers. Merciless though his approach might be, he’s there to steer the students in the right direction.
Sound like someone you know?