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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Stratford-upon-avon's theatre opened in 1879 to stage short annual festivals of Shakespeare's plays. Seasons were extended by Frank Benson's Company (1888–1918). The original theatre burned...

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 297 words.

The first Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, designed by Dodgshun and Unsworth, was completed in 1879, a Victorian extravaganza of

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

Peter Holland.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 338 words.

The first Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, designed by Dodgshun and Unsworth, was completed in 1879, a Victorian extravaganza of

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Stratford-upon-avon's theatre opened in 1879 to stage short annual festivals of Shakespeare's plays. Seasons were extended by Frank Benson's Company (1888–1918). The original theatre burned...

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

Stanley Wells.

in A Dictionary of Shakespeare

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 7 words.

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

Stanley Wells.

in An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 7 words.

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 667 words.

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. This theatre, devoted to the production of plays by Shakespeare, stood on a riverside site in his

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

Marian J. Pringle.

in The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 159 words.

Stratford-upon-avon's theatre opened in 1879 to stage short annual festivals of Shakespeare's plays. Seasons were extended by Frank Benson

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 96 words.

Stratford's first permanent Shakespearian theatre, an offshoot of the Shakespeare tercentenary of 1864, opened in 1879, with performances

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 98 words.

Stratford’s first permanent Shakespearian theatre, an offshoot of the *Shakespeare tercentenary of 1864, opened in 1879, with

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Holm, Ian (1931)

Stanley Wells.

in A Dictionary of Shakespeare

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 61 words.

(1931–)

British actor whose Shakespeare roles include Puck, Lear's Fool (both 1959, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre), Puck,

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Hardy, Robert (b. 1925)

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 63 words.

English actor. In 1949, Hardy joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre where he played Banquo (1949), Oberon (

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Hardy, Robert (b. 1925)

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 65 words.

In 1949, Hardy joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre where he played Banquo (1949), Oberon (1959),

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Bloom, Claire (1931)

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 140 words.

(1931– )

English actress. At the *Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (1948) she was Ophelia to the alternating

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Holm, Sir Ian (1931)

Stanley Wells.

in An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 63 words.

British actor whose Shakespeare roles include Puck, Lear's Fool (both 1959, *Shakespeare Memorial Theatre), Puck, Troilus (both

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Payne, Ben Iden (1881–1976)

Stanley Wells.

in An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 33 words.

English actor and director, Director of the *Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1935–42; he produced many of Shakespeare's

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Jefford, Barbara (1930)

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 125 words.

(1930– )

English actress who played almost all of Shakespeare's *heroines at the *Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (1950–4

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Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Stanley Wells.

in A Dictionary of Shakespeare

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 71 words.

Built in 1986 in the shell of the former Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. The design is loosely based on theatres

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Royal Shakespeare Company

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 356 words.

In 1961 the company playing at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre was reorganized and given its present name, the theatre being

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Bridges-Adams, William (1889–1965)

Stanley Wells.

in An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 20 words.

English director of the festival seasons at the *Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, from 1919 to 1934.

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Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Stanley Wells.

in An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 71 words.

Built in 1986 in the shell of the former *Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. The design is loosely based on

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