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Ithaca in Stratford-upon-Avon: A Tribute to Sir Derek Walcott.

By Miranda Jones, Research Advocate, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust In 1991 the Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Adrian Noble, discussed the next potential project for the Stratford-upon-Avon stage with Gregory Doran. It was Doran’s first production with the company (of which he is now Artistic Director), and he wanted to produce a play […]

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The Stage and The Scholars

One day in 1950 when I was an undergraduate in London I told my tutor, an immensely distinguished literary critic, that I was going to see Michael Redgrave play Hamlet that evening. ‘O’, she replied. ‘I should like to see Hamlet. One day.’ Whether she ever did I don’t know. But her attitude was typical […]

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The R.S.C. at Fifty

The editors of The Stage newspaper have asked me to write a piece commemorating fifty years of the RSC. This has made me delve into memories of more than half a century’s Stratford theatre-going. I came here first for a short holiday in 1954, when I saw four plays. My main memories are of Barbara […]

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Truth in Jest? Mocking Theatre Critics

Glamour, an extraordinary setting, and wonderful performances… Last Wednesday evening, I attended a very special event at Blenheim Palace. Magdalen College School were doing a production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Critic in the old orangery, a space which was originally used for amateur theatricals in the eighteenth century (rather like those attempted in Jane […]

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