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Margaret Rawlings

(1906—1996) actress


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(b. Osaka, Japan, 5 June 1906; d. Wendover, Bucks, 19 May 1996) Actress. She began her career in 1927 touring Shaw with the Macdona Players, and returned to them in the 1930s to tour more of his work. She appeared at the innovative Gate Theatre (e.g. as a highly sensual Salome in Wilde's play, 1931) and established a reputation for intense, passionate acting in a series of roles on both sides of the Atlantic that spanned 60 years, such as Helen in The Trojan Women (1937), Vittoria Corombona in The White Devil (1947), Lady Macbeth (1950), Phèdre (1957 and 1963) and Jocasta in Oedipus the King (1964).

From The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Theatre.


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