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1955-1960 Programmes and Season Books
Some of these programmes were formerly the property of the critic Eric John, and it was his habit to make notes for his reviews on the actual programmes; these are described below as "critical notes"

1955 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Directors: Anthony Quayle and Glen Byam Shaw; with Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Angela Baddeley, Joyce Redman, Alan Webb, Maxine Audley, Michael Denison, Keith Michell, Rosalind Atkinson, Ralph Michael, William Devlin

1955: TWELFTH NIGHT (SMT/12 Apr 1955)
Keith Michell (as Orsino), Richard Coe, Gabriel Woolf, Vivien Leigh (as Viola), Mervyn Blake, Alan Webb (as Toby Belch), Angela Baddeley (as Maria), Michael Denison (as Andrew Aguecheek), Edward Atienza, Maxine Audley (as Olivia), Laurence Olivier (as Malvolio), Lee Montague, William Devlin, Trader Faulkner, George Little, Hugh Cross, John Springett, Patrick Wymark, Dilys Hamlett, Mary Law, Robert Arnold, Leon Eagles, Peter Van Greenaway, Alan Haywood, Ian Holm, Robert Hunter, Emrys James, John MacGregor, Rex Robinson, John Southworth, Paul Vieyra, Geoffrey Sasse; dir:John Gielgud [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £5

TWELFTH NIGHT Postcard
Vivien Leigh as Viola
Postcard Set B No.30 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

TWELFTH NIGHT Postcard
Laurence Olivier as Malvolio
Postcard Set B No.28 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1955: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (SMT/26 Apr 1955)
Rosalind Atkinson, Michael Denison, Joyce Redman; dir:Willman [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £4

1955: MACBETH (SMT/7 Jun 1955)
Dilys Hamlett, Nancye Stewart, Mary Law, Geoffrey Bayldon, Trader Faulkner, Ian Holm, David King, William Devlin, James Grout, John Springett, Robert Hunter, Gabriel Woolf, Laurence Olivier (as Macbeth), Ralph Michael (as Banquo), Paul Vieyra, Vivien Leigh (as Lady Macbeth), Lee Montague, Patrick Wymark, John MacGregor, Ron Haddrick, Hugh Cross, Keith Michell (as Macduff), Maxine Audley (as Lady Macduff), John Rogers, Mervyn Blake, Roslind Atkinson, Richard Coe, Robert Arnold, Rex Robinson, Jill Dixon, Ann Firbank, Leon Eagles, Peter Van Greenaway, Alan Haywood, Emrys James, George Little, Kevin Miles, Geoffrey Sasse, John Southworth, Philip Thomas; dir:Glen Byam Shaw, music:Antony Hopkins [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £5

MACBETH Postcard
Laurence Olivier as Macbeth
Postcard Set B No.27 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1955: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (SMT/12 Jul 1955)
Anthony Quayle, Joyce Redman, Angela Baddeley, Keith Michell; dir:Byam Shaw [4pp, 7.5x10; folds, minor marks, else VG] £1

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Postcard
Joyce Redman as Mistress Ford, Angela Baddeley as Mistress Page
Postcard Set B No.32 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1955: TITUS ANDRONICUS (SMT/16 Aug 1955)
Frank Thring, Ralph Michael, Alan Webb, James Grout, Laurence Olivier (as Titus), Michael Denison, Leon Eagles, John MacGregor, Ian Holm (as Mutius), Maxine Audley (as Tamora), Robert Arnold, Kevin Miles, Lee Montague, Anthony Quayle (as Aaron), Vivien Leigh (as Lavinia), Geoffrey Bayldon, Ron Haddrick, Philip Thomas, Rosalind Atkinson, Edward Atienza, Mervyn Blake, David King, Trader Faulkner, Gabriel Woolf, Hugh Cross, Jill Dixon, Ann Firbank, Dily Hamlett, Mary Law, Nancye Stewart, Richard Coe, Peter Van Greenaway, Alan Haywood, Robert Hunter, Emrys James, George Little, Rex Robinson, Geoffrey Sasse, John Southworth, John Springett, Paul Vieyra; dir:Peter Brook [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £5

TITUS ANDRONICUS Postcard
Laurence Olivier as Titus, Vivien Leigh as Lavinia
Postcard Set B No.29 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

TITUS ANDRONICUS Postcard
Anthony Quayle as Aaron
Postcard Set B No.31 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1955: The Tragedy of KING LEAR (SMT)
Anthony Nicholls (as Kent), George Devine (as Gloucester), Harold Lang (as Edmund), John Gielgud (as King Lear), Helen Cherry (as Goneril), Raymond Westwell, Moira Lister (as Regan), Anthony Ireland, Mary Watson (as Cordelia), Paul Hardwick, Jeremy Burnham, Richard Easton (as Edgar), John Garley, Powys Thomas, David O'Brien (as Fool), David Marlowe, Ken Wynne, David Conville, Michael Malnick, Peter Retey, Michael Spice, Beverley Cross, Nicholas Brady, Brian Hankins, Timothy Harley, Gary Raymond; dir:George Devine [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £4

KING LEAR Postcard
John Gielgud as King Lear
Postcard Set B No.34 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

KING LEAR Postcard
John Gielgud as King Lear (Stratford, 1955)
Caricature by Ronald Searle [6"x4" postcard; VG] £1

1955: 1955 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
Delightful cover illustration in colour. Souvenir consists almost entirely of photographs, including Vivien Leigh & Olivier in TWELFTH NIGHT, portrait of Vivien Leigh & cameos of 6 roles, portrait of Olivier & cameos of 6 roles. Also features five striking colour plates (Costume design for Vivien Leigh as Viola, Three Witches sketch by Roger Furse, MUCH ADO drawings by Mariano Andreu, Noguchi LEAR designs), and full-page photographs of Angela Baddeley, Joyce Redman, Alan Webb, Maxine Audley, Michael Denison, Keith Michell, Rosalind Atkinson, William Devlin, Ralph Michael, Anthony Quayle, Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Mariano Andreu, George Devine & Peggy Ashcroft, Gielgud & Ashcroft in MUCH ADO, Moira Lister, Helen Cherry, Anthony Ireland, a page of production shots of KING LEAR w.Gielgud, a page of production shots of MUCH ADO w.Gielgud, 28 further photos; introduction by Ivor Brown, list of production teams etc., company list, tour details; includes supplement with two excellent full-page photographic portraits of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (illustrated above)
[48pp, stiffened cover; 8.75x11.2; some cellotape residue, else VG] £15

1955 ENGLISH AND EUROPEAN TOUR
Brighton (June), Vienna, Zurich, The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London (July 20 to Sep 17), Berlin, Hanover, Bremen, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Oslo, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Stratford-upon-Avon (Nov 29 to Dec 17).
John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, George Devine, Claire Bloom, Moira Lister, Helen Cherry, Anthony Ireland, Anthony Nicholls

1955: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Palace Theatre, London/20 Jul 1955)
Anthony Nicholls (as Leonato), Jeremy Burnham, Peggy Ashcroft (as Beatrice), Judith Stott (as Hero), Anthony Ireland (as Don Pedro), John Gielgud (as Benedick), Raymond Westwell (as Don John), Richard Easton (as Claudio), Michael Malnick, Harold Lang, Powys Thomas, Moira Lister, Helen Cherry, Timothy Harley, Beverley Cross (as Balthazar), George Devine (as Dogberry), David O'Brien, John Garley, David Marlowe, Peter Retey, Nicholas Brady, Paul Hardwick, Ken Wynne, June Brown, Mary Watson, David Conville, Brian Hankins, Gary Raymond, Michael Spice; dir:John Gielgud [8pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, credits etc.; VG] £4

1955: KING LEAR (Palace Theatre, London/26 Jul 1955)
Anthony Nicholls, George Devine (as Gloucester), Harold Lang (as Edmund), John Gielgud (as King Lear), Helen Cherry (as Goneril), Raymond Westwell, Moira Lister (as Regan), Anthony Ireland, Claire Bloom (as Cordelia), Paul Hardwick, Jeremy Burnham, Richard Easton (as Edgar), John Garley, Powys Thomas, David O'Brien (as Fool), David Marlowe, Ken Wynne, David Conville, Michael Malnick, Peter Retey, Michael Spice, Beverley Cross, Nicholas Brady, Brian Hankins, Timothy Harley, Gary Raymond; dir:George Devine, designed by Isamu Noguchi, music by Roberto Gerhard [8pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, credits etc.; VG] £4

1955 (Jan): TOAD OF TOAD HALL - A A Milne, from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Princes Theatre, London)
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company: Zena Walker (as Marigold), Rosalind Atkinson, Edward Atienza (as Mole), William Squire (as Water Rat), Brewster Mason (as Mr Badger), Leo McKern (as Toad), Ron Haddrick, Hal Rogers, James Grout, Richard Coe, Leslie Heritage, Meg Simmons, Pat Pleasance, Norman Mitchell, Raymond Sherry, David King, Powys Thomas, Marigold Charlesworth, Phillada Sewell, Peter Dickinson, Kelty MacLeod, Ian Holm (as Harold Rabbit), Beverley Cross (as Fox), Rosemary Brown, Gay Cameron, Diana Chadwick, Rhona Cooke, Fiona Dorning, Sarita Fonseca, Alexandra Jack, Jean Lanceman, Susan Maryott, Mary Pratt, Mary Sivern, Leighton Camden, Timothy Harley, David Harris, James Villiers; dir: John Kidd, music composed by H Fraser-Simson [12pp, 4.8x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1956 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Directors: Anthony Quayle and Glen Byam Shaw; with Harry Andrews, Emlyn Williams, Anthony Nicholls, Margaret Johnston, Alan Badel

1956: HAMLET (SMT/10 Apr 1956)
Paul Vieyra, Robert Arnold, Anthony Nicholls (as Horatio), Ron Haddrick, Mark Dignam (as Ghost), Harry Andrews (as Claudius), Diana Churchill (as Gertrude), Peter Cellier, David William, Andrew Faulds (as Laertes), George Howe (as Polonius), Alan Badel (as Hamlet), Dilys Hamlett (as Ophelia), Patrick Wymark, John Garley, Emrys James (as Guildenstern), Clive Revill, John MacGregor, June Brown (as Player Queen), Gilbert Cobbett, Basil Hoskins, Virginia Maskell, Stephanie Bidmead, Alan Haywood, John Southworth, Peter Palmer, Patrick Wymark, George Little, Leon Eagles, Rex Robinson, Antony Brown, Thane Bettany, Gordon Gardner, Brian Madison, Derek Mayhew, John Scott, Michael Tate, Ronald Wallace, Barry Warren; dir:Michael Langham [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £5

1956: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (SMT/17 Apr 1956)
Emlyn Williams, Margaret Johnston, Emrys James, Clive Revill, Prunella Scales; dir:Margaret Webster [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £4

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Postcard
Emlyn Williams as Shylock
Postcard Set B No.39 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1956: OTHELLO (SMT/29 May 1956)
Harry Andrews, Emlyn Williams, Margaret Johnston, Prunella Scales, Emrys James; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp, 7.5x10; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1956: LOVE'S LABOURS LOST (SMT/3 Jul 1956)
Alan Badel, Geraldine McEwan, Harry Andrews, Prunella Scales, Mark Dignam; dir:Peter Hall [4pp, 7.5x10; w."Story of the Play" insert, and two newsclippings; VG] £4

1956: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (SMT/14 Aug 1956)
Emlyn Williams, Anthony Nicholls, Margaret Johnston, Alan Badel, Clive Revill, Prunella Scales; dir:Anthony Quayle [4pp, 7.5x10; w.synopsis insert and newsclipping review; VG] £4

1956 (24 Dec) - 1957 (19 Jan): TOAD OF TOAD HALL - A A Milne, from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (SMT)
Patrick Wymark, John Garley, Clive Revill, Mark Dignam, Moira Redmond, Antony Brown, Peter Cellier, Toby Robertson, dir:Patrick Donnell [4pp, 7.5x10; light horizontal crease, minor marks, else VG] £4

1956: SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE EXHIBITION (Dress Circle Foyer, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre)
An Exhibition of Photographs, Costumes, Designs. "This exhibition, the first of its kind at Stratford, covers an exciting period of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre's development - the seasons 1948 to 1955. All the plays performed during those years are represented by photograph, original design, and costume." Details of the one hundred and seventy-seven exhibits: 1-81: Designs, 82-167: Photographs by Angus McBean, 168-177: Costumes [6pp, 3.75x9; VG] free

1956: 1956 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
This souvenir contains over 50 excellent photographs; the 1956 plays were HAMLET (dir:Langham), MERCHANT OF VENICE (dir:Webster), OTHELLO (dir:Byam Shaw), LOVE'S LABOURS LOST (dir:Hall), and MEASURE FOR MEASURE (dir:Quayle); there are full-page photographic portraits of Emlyn Williams as Shylock, Margaret Johnston as Portia, Diana Churchill, Harry Andrews (and six of his roles), Alan Badel as Hamlet, Geraldine McEwan, Anthony Nichols as Antonio (Merchant), Mark Dignam as The Ghost, George Howe as Polonius, Basil Hoskins as Bassanio, Jeannette Sterke as Jessica, and Andrew Faulds as Laertes; smaller illustrations of Dilys Hamlett, Prunella Scales, John Garley, Patrick Wymark, David William, Clive Revill, Toby Robertson, Peter Cellier, Emrys James, and Ron Haddrick; photos and biographies of Desmond Heeley, Michael Langham, Michael Northen, Alan Tagg, James Bailey, Anthony Quayle, Margaret Webster, Glen Byam Shaw, Peter Hall (aged 25, directing his first Shakespeare production), Margaret Harris, and Tanya Moiseiwitsch; the delightful cover illustration is by James Bailey; an elaborate colour montage of Stratford 1949-56 is overlaid with a see-through sheet identifying the performers (including Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud etc.); there are 4 colour costume renderings, and colour designs for OTHELLO and MEASURE FOR MEASURE; reproductions of 34 photographic postcards; photos (some in colour) of the 1955 Productions, including THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (w.Anthony Quayle), TWELFTH NIGHT (w.Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier), TITUS ANDRONICUS (w.Vivien Leigh, Anthony Quayle), ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (w.Peggy Ashcroft), KING LEAR (w.John Gielgud), MACBETH (w.Laurence Olivier); detail of Ruskin Spear's portrait of Olivier as Macbeth; full company list etc. [36pp, stiffened cover; 8.75x11.25; VG] £15

1957 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Glen Byam Shaw; with Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Robert Harris, Joan Miller, Alec Clunes, Geoffrey Keen, Cyril Luckham, Mark Dignam, Patrick Wymark, Jane Wenham, Clive Revill; and on tour, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Anthony Quayle

1957: AS YOU LIKE IT (SMT/2 Apr 1957)
Peggy Ashcroft, Richard Johnson, Patrick Wymark, Robert Harris; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp w.synopsis insert; 7.5x10; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1957: KING JOHN (SMT/16 Apr 1957)
Robert Harris, Alec Clunes, Mark Dignam, Clive Revill; dir:Seale [4pp, 7.5x10; w.synopsis insert; VG] £3

1957: CYMBELINE (SMT/2 Jul 1957)
Peggy Ashcroft, Richard Johnson, Robert Harris, Clive Revill; dir:Peter Hall [4pp w.synopsis insert; 7.5x10; slightly rumpled, date on cover, else VG] £3

CYMBELINE Postcard
Peggy Ashcroft as Imogen
Postcard Set B No.35 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1957: SEASON BROCHURE for September 16th to November 30th (SMT)
Brochure containing Company List, Production Credits for all the 1957 productions, Schedule of Performances for last eleven weeks of the season, Booking information, Prices, Transport, Theatre information etc. [24pp, 3.6x4.9; extremely uncommon; minor marks, else VG] £4

1957: THE TEMPEST (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) Flyer
John Gielgud, Robert Harris, Richard Johnson, Mark Dignam, Cyril Luckham, Patrick Wymark, Alec Clunes, Clive Revill; directed, designed and with music by Peter Brook [4pp flyer, 5.5x8.25; ticket prices, 13 press reviews; VG] £2

1957: THE TEMPEST (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Peter Palmer, Ron Haddrick, Robert Harris (as Alonso), Mark Dignam (as Antonio), Cyril Luckham, Robin Lloyd, Toby Robertson (as Adrian), Doreen Aris (as Miranda), John Gielgud (as Prospero), Brian Bedford (as Ariel), Alec Clunes (as Caliban), Richard Johnson (as Ferdinand), Clive Revill (as Trinculo), Patrick Wymark (as Stephano), Olive Gregg, Stephanie Bidmead, Ellen McIntosh, Mavis Edwards, Elizabeth Evans, Pamela Taylor, Eileen Atkins, Rex Robinson, Robert Arnold, Thane Bettany, Antony Brown, Derek Mayhew, John Murray Scott, Barry Warren, Edward Caddick, Simon Carter, John Davidson, Henry Davies, William Elmhirst, Kenneth Gilbert, Julian Glover, John Grayson, Norman Miller, John Salway, Gordon Souter, Roy Spencer, Gordon Wright; directed, designed and with music by Peter Brook [8pp, 5.5x8.25; cast list, credits, theatre information etc.; VG] £4

THE TEMPEST Postcard
John Gielgud as Prospero
Postcard Set B No.36 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1957 (1 Jul-3 Aug): TITUS ANDRONICUS (Stoll Theatre, London) Flyer
Vivien Leigh, Anthony Quayle, Alan Webb, Maxine Audley, Rosalind Atkinson, Ralph Michael, William Devlin, Basil Hoskins, Frank Thring, Laurence Olivier; dir:Peter Brook [single-sheet flyer, 5.5x8.5; ticket prices, full-page photo of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier as Lavinia and Titus Andronicus on reverse; VG] free

1957 (1 Jul-3 Aug): TITUS ANDRONICUS (Stoll Theatre, London)
Frank Thring (as Saturninus), Ralph Michael, Alan Webb (as Marcus Andronicus), Michael Blakemore (as A Roman Captain), Laurence Olivier (as Titus Andronicus), Basil Hoskins, Leon Eagles, John McGregor, Ian Holm (as Mutius), Maxine Audley (as Tamora), Michael Murray, Kevin Miles, Lee Montague, Anthony Quayle (as Aaron), Vivien Leigh (as Lavinia), William Devlin, Bernard Kay, Meurig Wyn-Jones, Rosalind Atkinson, Edward Atienza, Paul Hardwick, David Conville, Patrick Stephens, Neville Jason, Gordon Gardner, Hugh Cross, Frances Leak, Ellen McIntosh, Moira Redmond, Victoria Watts, James Greene, Terence Greenidge, Alan Haywood, Ewan Hooper, Peter James, George Little, Grant Reddick, John Standing, Peter Whitbread, Ian White; dir:Peter Brook [8pp, 5.4x8.5; cast list, 3 production photos, credits etc.; VG] £3

1958 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Glen Byam Shaw; with Michael Redgrave, Googie Withers, Geraldine McEwan, Edward Woodward, Rachel Kempson, Ian Holm, Richard Johnson, Edward Hardwick, Eileen Atkins, Mark Dignam, Dorothy Tutin, Angela Baddeley

1958: TWELFTH NIGHT (SMT/22 Apr 1958)
Michael Meacham, Roy Spencer, Kenneth Gilbert, Dorothy Tutin (as Viola), Antony Brown, Patrick Wymark (as Sir Toby Belch), Miranda Connell (as Olivia), Richard Johnson (as Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Cyril Luckham, Geraldine McEwan (as Olivia), Mark Dignam (as Malvolio), Peter Palmer, Ron Haddrick, Ian Holm (as Sebastian), Gordon Souter, Paul Hardwick (as An Officer), Roy Dotrice (as An Officer), John Grayson, Donald Layne-Smith, Mavis Edwards, Zoe Caldwell, John Davidson, William Elmhirst, Julian Glover, John Salway, Peter Anderson, Roger Bizley, Edward De Souza, Eric Holmes, Stephen Thorne, Paxton Whitehead; dir:Peter Hall [4pp, 9.25x12; scribbles; a reading copy only] £1

1958: PERICLES (SMT/8 Jul 1958)
Edric Connor (as Gower), Paul Hardwick (as Antiochus), Zoe Caldwell (as Antiochus' Daughter), Edward Woodward, Roger Bizley, Richard Johnson (as Pericles), Ron Haddrick, Thane Bettany, Kenneth Gilbert, Donald Eccles, Rachel Kempson (as Dionyza), John Grayson, Julian Glover (as First Fisherman), Eric Holmes, John Davidson, Mark Dignam (as Simonides), Stephanie Bidmead (as Thaisa), Mavis Edwards, Donald Layne-Smith, John Salway, William Elmhirst, Roy Spencer, Anthony Nicholls, Roy Dotrice, Paxton Whitehead, Geraldine McEwan (as Marina), Gordon Souter, Edward De Souza, Stephen Thorne, Angela Baddeley (as Bawd), Patrick Wymark (as Boult), Michael Meacham, Eileen Atkins (as Diana), Miranda Connell, Elizabeth Evans, Richard Rudd; dir:Tony Richardson [4pp, 9.25x12; VG] £4

1958: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (SMT/26 Aug 1958)
Cyril Luckham (as Leonato), Googie Withers (as Beatrice), Geraldine McEwan (as Hero), Thane Bettany, Anthony Nicholls (as Don Pedro), Richard Johnson (as Don John), Michael Redgrave (as Benedick), Edward Woodward (as Claudio), Donald Layne-Smith, Julian Glover, Peter Palmer, Rachel Kempson (as Ursula), Zoe Caldwell (as Margaret), Edward De Souza, Patrick Wymark (as Dogberry), Ian Holm (as Verges), Anthony Brown, John Davidson, John Salway, Eric Holmes, Donald Eccles, William Elmhirst, Roy Spencer, Gordon Souter, Roger Bizley, Stephanie Bidmead, Mavis Edwards, Eileen Atkins, Pamela Taylor, John Grayson, Roy Dotrice, Stephen Thorne, Paxton Whitehead, Richard Rudd; dir:Douglas Seale [4pp, 9.25x12; light horizontal bend, minor edge damage, else VG] £2

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Postcard
Googie Withers as Beatrice
Postcard Set B No.38 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

ROMEO AND JULIET Postcard
Richard Johnson as Romeo, Dorothy Tutin as Juliet
Postcard Set B No.37 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1959 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Glen Byam Shaw; with Paul Robeson, Charles Laughton, Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Sam Wanamaker, Harry Andrews, Albert Finney, Robert Hardy, Mary Ure, Ian Holm, Edward de Souza, Vanessa Redgrave, Angela Baddeley, Diana Rigg

1959: OTHELLO (SMT/7 Apr 1959)
Peter Woodthorpe (as Roderigo), Sam Wanamaker (as Iago), Paul Hardwick, Paul Robeson (as Othello), Albert Finney (as Cassio), Ian Holm, Edward De Souza, Donald Layne-Smith, Mary Ure (as Desdemona), Angela Baddeley (as Emilia), Julian Glover, David Buck, Roy Dotrice, Kenneth Gilbert, Stephen Thorne, Zoe Caldwell (as Bianca), Georgine Anderson, Roger Bizley, Charles Borromel, ,Michael Graham Cox, Christopher Cruise, Jon Dennis, Mavis Edwards, Nicholas Hawtrey, Norman Henry, Edna Landor, Peter Mason, Dan Meaden, Vanessa Redgrave, Diana Rigg, Richard Rudd, Robert Russell, Don Smith, Roy Spencer, Malcolm Taylor, Dave Thomas, Stephen Thorne; dir:Tony Richardson [4pp, 9.25x12; VG] £4

OTHELLO Postcard
Paul Robeson as Othello, Sam Wanamaker as Iago
Postcard Set B No.40 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1959: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (SMT/21 Apr 1959)
Edith Evans (as Countess of Rossillion), Edward De Souza (as Bertram), Zoe Caldwell (as Helena), Anthony Nicholls (as Lafeu), Donald Eccles, Cyril Luckham (as Parolles), Malcolm Taylor, Robert Hardy (as King of France), Paul Hardwick, Michael Blakemore, Kenneth Gilbert, Roy Spencer, Michael Graham Cox, Roger Bizley, Richard Rudd, Dave Thomas, Donald Layne-Smith, Angela Baddeley, Priscilla Morgan, Mavis Edwards, Peter Woodthorpe, Stephen Thorne, Georgine Anderson, Charles Borromel, David Buck, Christopher Cruise, Jon Dennis, Nicholas Hawtrey, Norman Henry, Edna Landor, Peter Mason, Dan Meaden, Vanessa Redgrave, Diana Rigg, Robert Russell, Don Smith; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp, 9.25x12; VG] £4

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Postcard
Edith Evans as The Countess
Postcard Set B No.41 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1959: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (SMT/2 Jun 1959)
Anthony Nicholls, Stephanie Bidmead, Donald Layne-Smith, Roy Dotrice Priscilla Morgan (as Hermia), Albert Finney (as Lysander), Edward De Souza (as Demetrius), Vanessa Redgrave (as Helena), Cyril Luckham, Charles Laughton (as Bottom), Peter Woodthorpe, Donald Eccles, Michael Blakemore, Julian Glover, Ian Holm (as Puck), Zoe Caldwell, Robert Hardy (as Oberon), Mary Ure (as Titania), Mavis Edwards, Georgine Anderson, Judith Downes, Margaret O'Keefe, Jean Owen, Malcolm Ranson, Michael Scoble, Roger Bizley, Charles Borromel, David Buck, Michael Graham Cox, Christopher Cruise, Jon Dennis, Nicholas Hawtrey, Norman Henry, Edna Landor, Peter Mason, Dan Meaden, Diana Rigg, Richard Rudd, Robert Russell, Don Smith, Dave Thomas, Stephen Thorne; dir:Peter Hall [4pp, 9.25x12; VG] £4

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Postcard
Charles Laughton as Bottom
Postcard Set B No.42 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1959: CORIOLANUS (SMT/7 Jul 1959)
Laurence Olivier (as Coriolanus), Harry Andrews (as Menenius), Donald Eccles, Paul Hardwick (as Cominius), Peter Woodthorpe (as Junius Brutus), Robert Hardy, Michael Blakemore, Albert Finney, Julian Glover, Roy Dotrice, Ian Holm, Michael Graham Cox, Stephen Thorne, Dan Meaden, Donald Layne-Smith, Edward De Souza, Kenneth Gilbert, Peter Mason, Stephanie Bidmead, Georgine Anderson, Edna Landor, Diana Rigg, Michael Scoble, Roy Spencer, Richard Rudd, Christopher Cruise, Jon Dennis, Don Smith, Malcolm Taylor, Edith Evans (as Volumnia), Mary Ure (as Virgilia), Vanessa Redgrave (as Valeria), Mavis Edwards, Malcolm Ranson (as Young Marcius), Anthony Nicholls (as Tullus Aufidius), Charles Borromel, Norman Henry, Nicholas Hawtrey, Dave Thomas, Robert Russell, David Buck, Roger Bizley; dir:Peter Hall [4pp, 9.25x12; VG] £4

CORIOLANUS Postcard
Laurence Olivier as Coriolanus
Postcard Set B No.43 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

CORIOLANUS Postcard
Harry Andrews as Menenius
Postcard Set B No.44 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1959: KING LEAR (SMT/18 Aug 1959)
Anthony Nicholls (as Kent), Cyril Luckham (as Gloucester), Robert Hardy (as Edmund), Charles Laughton (as King Lear), Stephanie Bidmead (as Goneril), Angela Baddeley (as Regan), Zoe Caldwell (as Cordelia), Julian Glover, Paul Hardwick, Edward De Souza, Roy Dotrice, Albert Finney (as Edgar), Michael Blakemore, Peter Woodthorpe, Ian Holm (as Fool), Stephen Thorne, Michael Graham Cox, Roger Bizley, David Buck, Donald Eccles, Kenneth Gilbert, Roy Spencer, Peter Mason, Stanley Wheeler, Arthur Allaby, Don Smith, Richard Rudd, Dave Thomas, Mavis Edwards, Georgine Anderson, Edna Landor, Diana Rigg, Charles Borromel, Christopher Cruise, Jon Dennis, Nicholas Hawtrey, Norman Henry, Dan Meaden, Robert Russell, Malcolm Taylor, Michael Scoble; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp, 9.25x12; VG] £4

KING LEAR Postcard
Charles Laughton as King Lear, Ian Holm as the Fool
Postcard Set B No.45 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1959: SEASON BROCHURE for September 28th to November 28th (SMT)
Brochure containing Company List, Production Credits for all the 1959 productions, Schedule of Performances for last nine weeks of the season, Booking information, Prices, Transport, Theatre information etc. [24pp, 3.6x4.9; extremely uncommon; VG] £5

1959: 1959 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR (100th Season)
This magnificent Souvenir contains lavish features on the 1959 productions: OTHELLO, dir:Tony Richardson (double-page colour design by Loudon Sainthill, 10 photographs featuring Paul Robeson, Mary Ure, Sam Wanamaker, Angela Baddeley etc.), ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, dir:Tyrone Guthrie (full-page portrait of Edith Evans as the Countess, colour design by Tanya Moisewitsch, 13 photographs featuring Robert Hardy, Cyril Luckham, Anthony Nicholls etc.), MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, dir:Peter Hall (full page colour design by Lila de Nobili, 4 photographs featuring Charles Laughton, Peter Hall, Vanessa Redgrave, Albert Finney, Ian Holm, Mary Ure etc.), CORIOLANUS, dir:Peter Hall (designs by Boris Aronson, photographs of Harry Andrews, Edith Evans, Anthony Nicholls), and KING LEAR, dir:Glen Byam Shaw (designs by Motley, photographs of Charles Laughton, Cyril Luckham, Angela Baddeley etc.). It also contains a 'New History' of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre by Fordham Flower, with a montage of fascinating illustrations (some in colour), a full-page Ronald Searle cartoon of Glen Byam Shaw, and an extensive photographic feature on the 1958 Tour to Leningrad and Moscow, with Michael Redgrave, Coral Browne, Rachel Kempson, Dorothy Tutin, Geraldine McEwan, and Zoe Caldwell [72pp, 9.5x12.25; slightly rumpled, else VG] £14

1960 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Peter Hall; with Peggy Ashcroft, Peter O'Toole, Dorothy Tutin, Eric Porter, Harry Andrews, Ian Richardson, Derek Godfrey, Max Adrian, Dinsdale Landen, Ian Holm, Denholm Elliott, Patrick Wymark, Paul Hardwick, Jack MacGowran, Diana Rigg, Michele Dotrice

1960: TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (SMT/5 Apr 1960)
Denholm Elliott, Derek Godfrey, Jack MacGowran, Frances Cuka, Eric Porter, Ian Richardson, Diana Rigg; dir:Peter Hall [4pp, 9.25x12; minor edge damage, else VG] £4

1960: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (SMT/12 Apr 1960)
Peter O'Toole, Dorothy Tutin, Patrick Allen, Denholm Elliott, Jack MacGowran, Ian Richardson, Diana Rigg; dir:Michael Langham [4pp, 9.25x12; VG] £5

1960: TWELFTH NIGHT (SMT/17 May 1960)
Derek Godfrey (as Orsino), Christopher Cruise, David Sumner, Dorothy Tutin (as Viola), Roy Dotrice, Patrick Wymark (as Sir Toby Belch), Frances Cuka, Ian Richardson (as Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Max Adrian, Barbara Barnett (as Olivia), Eric Porter (as Malvolio), Dinsdale Landen, Patrick Allen, Ian Holm (as Sebastian), Don Webster, Donald Layne-Smith, Walter Brown, Stephen Thorne, Maroussia Frank, Wendy Gifford, Clifford Rose, David Buck, Roger Bizley, Julian Battersby, Donald Douglas, Clive Swift, Philip Voss; dir:Peter Hall [4pp, 9.25x12; VG] £4

TWELFTH NIGHT Postcard
Dorothy Tutin as Viola, Max Adrian as Feste
Postcard Set B No.46 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1960: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (SMT/21 Jun 1960)
Peggy Ashcroft, Peter O'Toole, Jack MacGowran, Ian Richardson, Philip Voss, Ian Holm, Patrick Wymark, Paul Hardwick, Peter Jeffrey, Elizabeth Sellars, Dinsdale Landen, Clive Swift, Dennis Waterman, Clifford Rose, Roy Dotrice, Diana Rigg (as A Wench); dir:John Barton [4pp, 9.25x12; VG] £4

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Postcard
Peter O'Toole as Petruchio, Peggy Ashcroft as Katharina
Postcard Set B No.47 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1960: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (SMT/26 Jul 1960)
Paul Hardwick, Clifford Rose (as Priam), Derek Godfrey (as Hector), Denholm Elliott (as Troilus), David Sumner (as Paris), Don Webster, Christopher Cruise, Roger Bizley, Donald Douglas (as Aeneas), Roy Dotrice, Stephen Thorne, Dorothy Tutin (as Cressida), Max Adrian (as Pandarus), Frances Cuka, Diana Rigg, Clive Swift, James Langley, Peter Jeffrey (as Agamemnon), Walter Brown, Eric Porter (as Ulysses), Patrick Allen (as Achilles), James Bree, Dinsdale Landen (as Patroclus), David Buck, Peter O'Toole (as Thersites), Elizabeth Sellars (as Helen), Susan Maryott, Barbara Barnett, Gloria Dolskie, Maroussia Frank, Mandy Miller, Dave Thomas, Julian Battersby, James Kerry, Philip Voss, William Wallis; dir:John Barton [4pp, 9.25x12; photo not included; VG] £4

LONDON

1960: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI - John Webster (Aldwych/15 Dec 1960)
Stratford-On-Avon Company: Derek Godfrey, Peter Jeffrey, Patrick Wymark, Max Adrian, Eric Porter, Clifford Rose, Donald Layne-Smith, David Sumner, Donald Douglas, Peggy Ashcroft (as The Duchess of Malfi), Stephanie Bidmead, Mavis Edwards, Sian Phillips, Robert Langley, Philip Voss, James Bree, Tony Church, Ian Richardson, Maroussia Frank, Wendy Gifford, Diana Rigg, Julian Battersby, David Buck, Christopher Cruise, Roy Dotrice, James Kerry, Clive Swift, Dave Thomas, Stephen Thorne, William Wallis; dir:Donald McWhinnie, music:Humphrey Searle; Opening Stratford-on-Avon Company production at the Aldwych Theatre, London [16pp, 7x9.2; cast list, company list, note on the play, forthcoming repertoire, credits etc.; VG] £4

1960: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI - John Webster (Aldwych)
Stratford-On-Avon Company: Derek Godfrey, Peter Jeffrey, Patrick Wymark, Max Adrian, Eric Porter, T G Stephens, Donald Layne-Smith, David Sumner, Stephen Thorne, Peggy Ashcroft (as The Duchess of Malfi), Stephanie Bidmead, Mavis Edwards, Sian Phillips, Robert Langley, Philip Voss, James Bree, Roy Dotrice, John Cater, Maroussia Frank, Wendy Gifford, Diana Rigg, Clive Swift, Edward Argent, William Austin, Christopher Cruise, Alan Downer, Stuart Hoyle, James Keen, Peter Russell; dir:Donald McWhinnie, music:Humphrey Searle [16pp, 7x9.2; cast list, company list, note on the play, forthcoming repertoire, credits etc.; VG] £4

1960: TWELFTH NIGHT (Aldwych/19 Dec 1960)
Stratford-On-Avon Company: Derek Godfrey (as Orsino), Christopher Cruise, David Sumner, Dorothy Tutin (as Viola), Roy Dotrice, Patrick Wymark (as Sir Toby Belch), Patsy Byrne, Richard Johnson (as Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Max Adrian (as Feste), Geraldine McEwan (as Olivia), Eric Porter (as Malvolio), Clive Swift, Patrick Allen, Ian Holm (as Sebastian), Don Webster, Donald Layne-Smith, David Buck, Stephen Thorne, Maroussia Frank, Wendy Gifford, Clifford Rose, Roger Bizley, Julian Battersby, Donald Douglas, Dave Thomas, Philip Voss, William Wallis; dir:Peter Hall [16pp, 7x9.2; cast list, company list, note on the play, forthcoming repertoire, credits etc.; VG] £4

1960: 1960 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
This magnificent souvenir contains features on each of the 1960 productions, which were TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, dir:Hall, MERCHANT OF VENICE, dir:Langham, TWELFTH NIGHT, dir:Hall, TAMING OF THE SHREW, dir:Barton, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, dir:Hall & Barton, and WINTER'S TALE, dir:Wood. The featured artists include Peggy Ashcroft, Peter O'Toole (as Shylock), Dorothy Tutin, Denholm Elliott, Ian Holm, Max Adrian, Eric Porter, Ian Richardson, Frances Cuka, Jack MacGowran, Patrick Wymark, Elizabeth Sellars, and Harry Andrews. There are plentiful photographs, many designs (reproduced in colour), a drawing of Harry Andrews as Leontes by Topolski, an article by Penelope Gilliatt on Peter Hall's first Season as director of the Memorial Theatre (and the changes he made to the stage), and a feature on filming THE DREAM for American television, with Charles Laughton. At the end is a magnificent double-page informal photograph of Charles Laughton, Leslie Caron, Peter Hall, Angela Baddeley, Paul Robeson, Mary Ure, Edith Evans, Glen Byam Shaw, Harry Andrews and Laurence Olivier - what a lineup! [60pp, 9.5x12.25; excellent condition] £19


SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE
1920-39 1940-49 1950-541955-60


In March 1961, the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company became
The Royal Shakespeare Company

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