Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

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Education G. B. Stern
GBS started school at seven. During her first term she fell into disgrace for running up a large bill for pencils, erasers, etc., from a stationers' shop where her parents had an account: she had...
Education Noel Streatfeild
After a spell earning her own living, NS enrolled at the LondonAcademy of Dramatic Art (later RADA).
Jordan, Harriet. “Noel Streatfeild”. White Gauntlet Design.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Viola Tree
Her father, who wanted her to act, chose her as one of the students at the Academy (later Royal Academy) of Dramatic Art , which he founded in 1904—the same year in which she began...
Education Viola Tree
In 1911 Bernard Shaw , who was an opera critic as well as a playwright, and a Tree family friend (his donations were crucial to the success of Royal Academy of Dramatic Art ), wrote...
Education Rebecca West
Cicily Fairfield (later RW ) studied acting at the Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Rollyson, Carl. Rebecca West: A Saga of the Century. Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.
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Deakin, Motley F. Rebecca West. Twayne, 1980.
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Education Hélène Barcynska
HB 's ambition to go on the stage caused her to write for advice to Ellen Terry , and then appeal for help to the admiring Sir Thomas Lipton , who offered to pay her...
Education Anna Wickham
Soon after AW arrived in London, she won a scholarship to the recently founded Tree Academy of Acting or Academy of Dramatic Art (later RADA).
Hepburn, James, Anna Wickham, and James Hepburn. “Anna Wickham: A Memoir”. The Writings of Anna Wickham, Free Woman and Poet, edited by Reginald Donald Smith, Virago Press, 1984, pp. 1 - 48.
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She was placed in an advanced acting class, but...
Education Hope Mirrlees
HM then briefly attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art ; however, she soon abandoned her theatrical aspirations for the study of classics.
Beard, Mary. The Invention of Jane Harrison. Harvard University Press, 2000.
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Education Muriel Box
At Surbiton she disliked the educational regime of the headmistress, Miss Proctor, more than any she had known. She could bear the English literature, foreign languages, and religious instruction (which, as before, she converted into...
Education Frances Horovitz
She went on immediately from Bristol to begin studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art , where, between 1959 and 1961, she played the leading roles in many student productions.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Harold Pinter
HP decided on an acting career, and studied at the RADA (which he hated) and the Central School of Speech and Drama (which he enjoyed).
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Ann Quin
There followed brief attendance at a part-time painting course in her late teens (the result of a romantic passion for an art student), being struck dumb at an audition for RADA (the Royal Academy of...
Education Jean Rhys
Ella Williams (later JR ) entered Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree 's School (later renamed the Academy of Dramatic Art ) in London to study acting.
Rhys, Jean, and Diana Athill. Smile Please: An Unfinished Autobiography. Deutsch, 1979.
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Savory, Elaine. Jean Rhys. Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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Angier, Carole. Jean Rhys: Life and Work. Little, Brown, 1990.
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Education Dodie Smith
DS studied acting at the Academy of Dramatic Art (later RADA) in London.
Grove, Valerie. Dear Dodie: The Life of Dodie Smith. Chatto and Windus, 1996.
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Material Conditions of Writing Hélène Barcynska
When acting appeared to be going nowhere, Marguerite Jervis wrote an article entitled A Day at the Academy of Dramatic Art, which she submitted in person (wearing a white muslin frock with blue sash...

Timeline

1904
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (father of the writers Viola and Iris Tree ) founded an Academy of Dramatic Art at His Majesty's Theatre in the Haymarket, London.