Bill Alexander

(b. 1948)

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British director, whose productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company1980–92 include Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (1980), Richard III (1984), The Merry Wives of Windsor (1985), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1986), Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, Cymbeline (1987), Much Ado About Nothing (1990), The Taming of the Shrew (1992). After a short period of working in the USA, he became artistic director of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1992, where he has directed Othello (1993), The Tempest (1994), Macbeth (1995), and The Merchant of Venice (1997).

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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