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Antony Sher

(b. 1949)

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Adrian Noble

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1950– )

English director. Noble began working at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1980, and was its artistic director from 1991 to 2003. Almost all his work since 1982 was for ...

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Everyman Theatre

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

A small theatre, formerly a chapel, opened for the presentation of serious contemporary works in 1964 by three ex-Birmingham University students, Terry Hands, Peter James and Martin...

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Gay Sweatshop

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

British company founded in 1975 which emerged out of the gay liberation movement. Initially the five-strong company was all male, including Alan Pope and Drew Griffiths, who wrote the first...

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Jonathan Pryce

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1947– )

Welsh actor who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began his professional career at the Liverpool Everyman and the Nottingham Playhouse. His breakthrough...

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Norman Marshall

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. Rawalpindi, India, 16 Nov. 1901; d. London, 7 Nov. 1980)

Director and manager. In 1926 Marshall joined the Cambridge Festival Theatre, eventually becoming resident director,...

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Pam Gems

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(b. Bransgore, Dorset, 1 Aug. 1925)

Playwright. Initially associated with Inter-Action's women's theatre season, out of which came the Women's Theatre Group, for which she wrote Go...

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Royal Shakespeare Company

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

In 1961 the company playing at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre was reorganized and given its present name, the theatre being at the same time renamed the Royal Shakespeare. Its first ...

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Swan

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Theatre.

The RSC's third theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, opened in 1986 in the shell of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre destroyed by fire in 1926. A Jacobean-style playhouse seating 430 in three...

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