George Rylands

(1902—1999) literary scholar and theatre director

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(b. 1902–99)

English scholar and critic, for many years Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. He directed many of Shakespeare's plays for the Marlowe Society, and has exercised a strong influence on twentieth-century productions of Shakespeare. He compiled an anthology of passages from Shakespeare, ‘The Ages of Man,’ which formed the basis of a successful series of recitals by Sir John Gielgud. He directed the recording of uncut versions of all Shakespeare's plays by the Marlowe Society, along with professional players.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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