Peter Hall

Standard Name: Hall, Peter

Connections

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Literary responses Harold Pinter
Peter Hall , its first director, likened the play to Mozart 's music for its precision, lyricism, and sudden descents into pain which are quickly over because of a healthy sense of the ridiculous.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Samuel Beckett
Occupation Margaret Drabble
She had decided while at school that she was going to be an actress. In Stratford both she and Clive Swift acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company under Peter Hall , who was setting out...
Performance of text Samuel Beckett
The first production of SB 's Waiting for Godot in English, directed by Peter Hall , opened at the Arts Theatre in London.
Palmer, Alan, and Veronica Palmer. The Chronology of British History. Century, 1992.
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Hartnoll, Phyllis, editor. The Oxford Companion to the Theatre. Oxford University Press, 1983.
366
Performance of text Harold Pinter
The Aldwych Theatre put on a play called The Collection, collaboratively adapted by Harold Pinter and Peter Hall from Pinter's recent television play with the same title.
Billington, Michael. Harold Pinter. Faber and Faber, 2007.
142
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Performance of text Harold Pinter
The Royal Shakespeare Company scored a notable success with HP 's play The Homecoming, written the previous year, directed by Peter Hall .
Borne Back Daily.
3 June 2009
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Performance of text Harold Pinter
Landscape and Silence, a pair of short plays by HP , were directed for the RSC by Peter Hall , having been delayed while Pinter battled the Lord Chamberlain (the British censor) for the...
Performance of text Harold Pinter
HP 's play Old Times was first produced by Peter Hall at the Aldwych Theatre .
Billington, Michael. Harold Pinter. Faber and Faber, 2007.
219
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Performance of text Harold Pinter
HP 's play No Man's Land opened at the National Theatre : a two-hander employing the theatrical eminences John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson , directed by Peter Hall .
Fraser, Antonia. Must You Go?. Random House of Canada, 2010.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Performance of text Harold Pinter
HP 's play Betrayal opened at the National Theatre (on the smaller Lyttelton stage), directed by Peter Hall .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Reception Pam Gems
The play's first director, Howard Davies , found it difficult to believe that such a rude play could have been written by a middle-aged mother of four.
Gardner, Lyn. “Obituaries. Pam Gems”. The Guardian, p. 34.
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Critic Katharine Worth judged that PG ...
Textual Production Mary Wesley
It appeared exactly a year after she had finished the first draft (working title Period Piece) and put away the manuscript (written in ink on paper of A4 size, with lines but without margins)...
Textual Production Edna O'Brien
EOB has written at least eight screenplays, including seven teleplays between 1963 and 1981. In 1966 she and Desmond Davis adapted her short story A Woman at the Seaside as the screenplay Time Lost and...
Textual Production Harold Pinter
This play reached print the same year. Its origins lay in the story of a Jewish friend of Pinter's from Hackney who married a gentile, emigrated, and kept his marriage secret from his family. Hall

Timeline

December 1958
Plans were laid for a Royal Shakespeare Company , to perform both at Stratford and in London.
1960
The Royal Shakespeare Company was established under director Peter Hall : it began with a spring and summer season in Stratford upon Avon, then a winter season at the Aldwych Theatre , London.
October 1973
Peter Hall left the Royal Shakespeare Company to assume directorship of the National Theatre Company (offered him the previous year), in succession to Sir Laurence Olivier .
28 February 1976
A charity gala performance, Tribute to the Lady, was staged for the last night of the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic before its move to the South Bank.