Royal Shakespeare Company

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Employer 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...
Intertextuality and Influence Aphra Behn
A further rewriting, under the original title, by Nigerian playwright Biyi Bandele , met with great success when performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford in summer 1999. Joan Anim-Addo 's libretto Imoinda: Or...
Occupation Liz Lochhead
LL 's several positions as Writer-in-Residence have included Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee (1980), the Tattenhall Centre , near Chester (1982-84), Edinburgh University (1985-87), and the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1988-89, on...
Performance of text Hilary Mantel
Despite her earlier unwillingness to spend time on adaptations, HM collaborated with Mike Poulton on the stage adaptations of her first two Cromwell novels, under the same titles.Both plays opened in productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company
Performance of text Louise Page
Golden Girls, a play by LP about women athletes, was staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company at their small theatre, the Other Place . It was published in March 1985.
Page, Louise. Plays: 1. Methuen, 1997.
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Whitaker’s Books in Print. J. Whitaker and Sons, 2003.
(1988)
Performance of text Margaret Atwood
The day before International Women's Day 2007, the Canadian National Arts Centre / Centre Nationale des Arts announced that donations from seven individual Canadian women were funding a production of MA 's stage adaptation of...
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 Caryl Churchill
The Royal Shakespeare Company produced CC 's Softcops, a revue-style drama influenced by Foucault 's Discipline and Punish.
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press, 1996.
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Performance of text Harold Pinter
The Birthday Party and Other Plays was published in 1960, and this play alone in 1965. The Birthday Party was revived in 1964 by the Royal Shakespeare Company with Pinter himself directing, and again in...
Performance of text Anne Devlin
AD 's play After Easter was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford's Other Place theatre (the company's small, intimate venue).
Schrank, Bernice, and William W. Demastes, editors. Irish Playwrights, 1880-1995. Greenwood Press, 1997.
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Devlin, Anne. After Easter. Faber and Faber, 1994.
prelims
Performance of text Mary Pix
It had first been performed about a month before.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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An adapted Royal Shakespeare Company version under the title of The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich opened in March 2018 at Stratford, UK.
Performance of text Michelene Wandor
The Royal Shakespeare Company performed a short play by MW , Mal de Mere, along with Whose Greenham.
Wandor, Michelene. Carry On, Understudies. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986.
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Michelene Wandor.
Performance of text Pam Gems
The Royal Shakespeare Company first performed PG 's play Queen Christina, at their small Stratford theatre named The Other Place .
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press, 1996.
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Wandor, Michelene, editor. Plays by Women: Volume Three. Methuen, 1984.
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Performance of text Pam Gems
PG 's play Piaf, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company , opened at The Other Place in Stratford.
Gems, Pam. Three Plays. Penguin, 1985.
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Wandor, Michelene, editor. Plays by Women: Volume Three. Methuen, 1984.
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Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press, 1996.
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Timeline

2 May 1594
The Taming of the Shrew, a comedy by Shakespeare , was entered in the Stationers' Register.
December 1821
Byron published his verse dramaCain: A Mystery; the title-page said 1822.
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.
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 .
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 .
24 November 2010
The redesigned Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford upon Avon opened to the public with exhibitions, events, and tours. Theatrical productions were to follow in February 2011.
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