Shakespeare Memorial Theatre


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Occupation Edith Lyttelton
EL served on boards of several theatres, including the Vic-Wells , the National Theatre , and the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford upon Avon. She was particularly devoted to the National Theatre cause and...


6 March 1926
The Memorial Theatre in Stratford upon Avon was demolished by fire.
23 April 1932
On the traditional date of Shakespeare 's birthday, the new Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford upon Avon opened with a performance of Henry IV, parts I and II.
April 1946
The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre , Stratford upon Avon, was reopened by Sir Barry Jackson with a performance of Love's Labour's LostWilliam Shakespeare produced by Peter Brook .
December 1958
Plans were laid for a Royal Shakespeare Company , to perform both at Stratford and in London.
9 December 1960
A letter from the Joint Council of the National Theatre to the Chancellor of the Exchequer proposed that the National Theatre Company should expand to swallow up the just-founded Royal Shakespeare Company .