Vanessa Redgrave

Standard Name: Redgrave, Vanessa


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Literary responses Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
The New York Times called this one of the three collaborators' best films as well as one of the best adaptations of a major literary work ever to come onto the screen.
Long, Robert Emmet. The Films of Merchant Ivory. Harry N. Abrams.
This film...
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...
Occupation Irene Handl
By the 1950s she was well-known, had branched out into the new medium of television, and was taking on roles of increased size and importance: for instance, on stage, the medium Madame Arcati in Noel Coward
Performance of text Muriel Spark
Macmillan recognised the exceptional appeal of this novel with a print-run of 15,150, more than twice that of Spark's previous novel. Its appearance was followed by another massive row with the firm in the person...
politics Shelagh Delaney
SD was arrested (along with John Osborne and Vanessa Redgrave ) when she took part in an anti-nuclear demonstration at Trafalgar Square with the Committee of 100 .
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Textual Features Caryl Churchill
The stage presented Vanessa Redgrave as US President's wife Laura Bushseated graciously at an Iraqi children's play group. Only the children were all dead. The visitor asked each child: And how did you die...
Textual Features Jeanette Winterson
Set in the late 1950s, the story features five characters, whose lives connect for seven days as they journey by boat from the Caribbean to England. It is a mystery and a love story...


18 March 1958: The attendance of debutantes at Court for...

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18 March 1958

The attendance of debutantes at Court for formal presentation to the Queen took place for the final time.

17 March 1968: In London's biggest anti-Vietnam-War demonstration...

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17 March 1968

In London's biggest anti-Vietnam-War demonstration so far, about 10,000 people demonstrated peacefully in Trafalgar Square before marching to Grosvenor Square, where violence broke out.


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